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McCarthy receives information technology scholarship

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:31:12 +0000

(image) MS student Mark McCarthy has received the Stan Yellott Scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. The award provides financial support to students interested in pursuing studies related to information technology. McCarthy, an information management student, is certified in information accessibility, design, and policy and has earned several certificates in cybersecurity.

At Illinois he has led hackathon teams, including one that created the "Access Illinois" web app, which integrates existing accessibility maps on campus with Google Maps, and another that identifies a solution to keep people with disabilities at work.

"I personally am a user with a disability, and that affords me a unique view of technology, both in its innovation and pitfalls," said McCarthy. "Upon finishing my graduate studies in information management, I hope to work in user experience and accessible information architecture—further enabling people to be the best they can with creative, pioneering solutions."

McCarthy received his bachelor's degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Illinois and minored in informatics and Asian American studies.

Teach Talks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:42:35 +0000

Start your semester off right by learning more about how your faculty members use their research work in the classes they teach. A reception will be held afterward with food and drinks!

Speakers will be Professor and Associate Dean J. Stephen Downie, Professor and MS/IM Program Director Michael Twidale, Assistant Professor Matthew Turk, and Visiting Assistant Professor Melissa Ocepek.

Questions? Contact jwillms3 [at] (Jessica Williams)


Room 126


Student Affairs

Event Date: 

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00pm