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President Obama’s third CMU visit for first White House Frontiers Conference

Wednesday, October 19, 2016



One of many people attending the panel discussion was Robert Morris University President, Dr. Christopher Howard.

“I am interested, intrigued, and excited about what we can do as a national university to be a part of this great tech race,” said Howard.

Although a “smaller school” compared to the conference hosts, Pitt and CMU, Robert Morris is “getting in the tech race and bringing value.”

The school currently has three initiatives keeping them in this competitive race. Opened in 2009, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences has the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center, “a place and space simulating patient care.”

Robert Morris is the only accredited school in the commonwealth for additive manufacturing engineering. In 2015, Robert Morris University received a $224,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. With the money, they launched a Mobile Forensics and Security certificate program online, allowing students to learn to secure and analyze mobile devices and networks against cyber crime.

See the original article at the Pittsburgh Courier.