In our instant gratification society, it can be a challenge to deliver news on information technology research that will not impact
people's lives for years to come. Most people want to know what is being done for them now, not about work that will improve their future
quality of life. While the nation's attention is captured by sensational events of today, ITTC researchers quietly develop technology that
will continue America's prosperity.
We, at ITTC, would like to highlight the groundbreaking research at the Center. With more than 30 faculty members and 160 students,
ITTC leads the way in information technology research, radar systems, and remote sensing development, and commercialization
for the entire Midwest region. It has more than $6 million in annual research expenditures, which makes it one of KU's largest research
ITTC and other federally sponsored university research have played a critical role in the success of the IT industry, which relies on
universities for medium- and long-range research and development and for the industry's trained professionals. Researchers within academia
have provided most of the technology that has served as the IT industry's foundation. While companies must focus their efforts on
short-term payoffs because of the competitive marketplace, universities conduct long-term research that will provide the fundamental
advancements in the IT field.
The multi-billion dollar information technology industry is critical to our nation's international competitiveness and economic success.
While America holds a commanding lead in IT development, it is the result of an extraordinary 50-year partnership among government,
industry, and academia. IT research has allowed for the development of many of today's necessities and offers enormous potential for
further technological advancements in the coming decades.
While we will keep you up to date on the Center's successes through press releases and our Web site, please feel
free to contact me if you have any questions. We also have many interesting researchers who would make great subjects for feature
articles. Please browse the site for additional information. Thank you for taking an interest in ITTC.
Michelle Ward, Public Relations and Marketing Director
(785) 864-4776 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and Telecommunication
Technology Center (ITTC)
The University of Kansas
2335 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence, KS 66045