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SIM 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Natalie Sherer
Pathways Academy of Technology and Design

Natalie is a graduate of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design and will attend the University of Hartford to study Engineering.  Natalie captained the ‘Birds of Prey’ FIRST Robotics team, is a member of the National Honor Society and received an Aspirations in Computing National Certificate of Distinction from the National Center for Women and Information Technology.  She interned at Hartford Healthcare supporting the computing technology used by the health care professionals.
Katelyn Archambault
Pathways Academy of Technology and Design

Katelyn is a graduate of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design and will attend UCONN to study Engineering.  She participated in a number of internships during her high school career and reports that these allowed her to explore a number of different fields including Graphic Design, Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology.  A member of the National Honor Society, Katelyn received her Entrepreneurial Certification and received an award from the Women’s Engineering Society.


SIM Central CT Participates in Careers in Information Management and Business Analytics (CIMBA) Panel Discussion for UConn - 4/5/2022

CIMBA is an outreach program sponsored by the Central Connecticut Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and the UCONN School of Business.   The goal of the program is to educate college and high school students about careers in Information Technology.  SIM Central CT Board Members Darwin Kovacs, Leo Pellerin, Rafi Khan, Matt Ominsky, and Sheryl Shinn were honored to participate as panelists in the April 5, 2022 event.
CIMBA Zoom

Info-Tech Partnership and Membership Benefits

To provide additional resources for our members, we have formed a new Partnership with Info-Tech Research Group. Through this relationship, Info-Tech is offering our community complimentary access to specific research and services across a wide range of topics as an additional benefit to members across our community. Info-Tech Research Group produces unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. Partnering closely with your IT teams, they provide everything from actionable tools to analyst guidance.


SIM CT members now have access to the following:

  • Select Research Blueprints –Released Monthly
  • One Business Vision Diagnostic –Annually
  • Access to Info-Tech Webinars
  • Purchasing Incentives on Info-Tech Memberships

If you have not yet signed up for these benefits, explore these new complimentary resources for your team here.

Emerging Leader Development
Announcing SIM’s newest leadership development offering … the Emerging Leader Development (ELD) training program for first-time leaders in our Chapter members’ companies.  This new program is 100% online and 100% self-paced, providing a baseline foundation / orientation of leadership-related skills.  Learn more and register now at the ELD website!

Virtual Coffee Chat with UCONN Students
A coffee chat is an intimate, moderated conversation between a business tech professional and about 10 students who can ask any questions about career experience. Recently, our own SIM team has led such conversations regarding Smart Tech and Data Visualizations.

Click either image below to watch the full conversation recording:

 
Click here for more information regarding UCONN Coffee Chats and Workshops.

2021 Scholarship Recipients
Hunter Allis

Pathways Academy of Technology and Design

Hunter Allis is a graduate of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design and will attend Central Connecticut State University to major in Computer Science.  Hunter has been interested in Computer Science – specifically game design and development – since he was a young child.  He reports that he has become good friends with students from across the country who share his interest in game development and he regularly communicates with people around the world to share ideas and cultures.

Sonya Parsons

Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Sonya Parsons is a graduate of Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy and will attend the University of Connecticut to major in Mathematics and Statistics.  Sonya is a member of the National Honor Society and has taken a number of Advanced Placement courses. She is captain of the women’s soccer team and reports that her high school experience was important to her development as a leader and an active member of her community.  Her high school experience allowed her to become friends with a diverse group of students and has increased her understanding of other viewpoints.

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