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Temple University Technology Awards

Temple University has received numerous technology awards.

Awards

Temple University was one of five institutions internationally to be recognized for the innovative use of classroom technology in improving the classroom experience for students and faculty. The university was awarded the AMX Innovation Award for Automation and Control for the use of automated panels that control classroom technology and other learning features. (6/10/13)
The Technology at Temple guide won the Award of Merit from the Society for Technical Communication (STC) International Summit Awards competitions. This competition attracts entries from around the world. Entries at the international level have already received an award of Distinguished or Excellence in Technical Communication at the local or regional level. (4/17/13)
The newly renovated Backup Data Center won the “Less Watts” Award" from the Delaware Valley Leibert Group, Inc. for data centers between 1,000 and 5,000 sq. ft. Information Technology Services replaced nine computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units that were thirty years old with six new units. These new units house variable speed motors to reduce energy consumption. (4/15/13)
Timothy O’Rourke, Vice President, Computer and Financial Services & CIO, made ExecRank’s "Top CIO Rankings" for 2012. Of the 215 who made the list, he ranked at 105. According to ExecRank, the main focus for CIOs in 2012 has been the “ability to effectively manage budgets, people, resources, and the overall flow of information at their companies. The CIOs that made this list represent the best of the best in technology management and leadership for 2012.” (3/7/13)
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) sponsors an annual competition to evaluate professional technical communication. This year the Technology at Temple guide won the Distinguished Award from the Washington, DC - Metro Baltimore Chapter. An entry that wins an award of Distinguished Technical Communication is clearly superior in all areas. The entry contains no major flaws and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly the way that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.” (2/28/13)
Temple University was named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate. Established in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program recognizes individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic, and educational change. The winning entry submitted by Information Technology Services was a case study titled “Green Methods of Closing the Digital Divide.” This study describes how the resources of the Computer Recycling Center (CRC) are used to help bridge the digital divide for Temple students as well as the surrounding communities. This entry was among more than 500 from 25 countries that a panel of distinguished judges evaluated for the humanitarian benefits and measurable results of applying technology to meet a specific social need. (3/29/12)
 
For the seventh year in row, Temple was recognized by Computerworld as one of the Best Places to Work in IT. Temple was one of five universities that received the award along with companies such as USAA, General Mills, and Verizon Wireless. (6/20/11)
The Computer Recycling Center (CRC) received recognition in the Models of Efficiency program by University Business magazine and Higher One for work in the recycling and disposing of electronic equipment. Temple was one of six colleges recognized nationally. The program acknowledges colleges and universities that develop and implement creative solutions to improve processes and save money. (7/1/11)
Temple received the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Outstanding Development for work with the Blackboard Outcomes system used to present institutional data for Temple’s Middle States accreditation. (10/4/10)
For the sixth year in a row, Computerworld recognized Temple as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT.” Stressing employee satisfaction and development, Temple was listed at 53 and was one of six universities to make the top 100. (7/16/10)
Sheri Stahler, Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services, received the Fox MIS Administrative Leadership Award. The award is "given to an administrator who has made a significant contribution to the students and extended community of the MIS department." The 10th Annual Information Technology Awards ceremony was held on April 13 in the Great Court, Mitten Hall. (4/16/10)
The Computer Recycling Center was one of ten winners of the Environmental Achievement Award from the Environmental Protection Agency's mid-Atlantic region. Vernon Odom from Action News and Temple's Office of News Communications reported on the CRC and the award. (9/21/09) Terry Ruggles also featured the Computer Recycling Center on the Channel 10 NBC local news. In the video, Ruggles tours the site and outlines the services. (10/5/09)
For the fifth year in a row, Computerworld recognized Temple as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT.” Stressing a state-of-the-art computer lab and teaching center that draws visitors from around the world, as well as high levels of technology investments for the business and medical schools, Temple was listed at 90. (7/1/09)
Executive Alliance, a world-wide organization that recognizes leadership in non-profit organizations, awarded Temple University the top academic Information Security Executive North America Project of the Year Award for the TUsecure project. (12/1/08)
For the fourth year in a row, Computerworld recognized Temple as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT.” Stressing fair paychecks, challenging work, and ample opportunities, Temple was listed at 53. (7/1/08)
For the third year in a row, Computerworld recognized Temple as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT.” Stressing a sense of commitment and connection in the workplace, Temple was listed at 67. Temple also made the top 10 list for Best Places for Diversity. (6/18/07) 
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) sponsors a yearly technical publications competition to "recognize and encourage excellence in communication through printed media." The Information Technology Services Get Connected tent card won the Award of Merit in the Pittsburgh Chapter Technical Art Competition. (3/16/07)
PC Magazine announced The Princeton Review's list of Top Wired Campuses. For three years in a row, Temple is listed as one of "America's Most Connected Campuses." Out of the 240 schools that responded to the survey, Temple made the Top 20 list, coming in at #15. (1/18/07)
Barbara Dolhansky, Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services, was named one of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2006. The award is presented annually to honor executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems, as well as demonstrate the ability to foster creativity and challenging work environments.  (1/18/07)
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) sponsors a yearly technical publications competition to "recognize and encourage excellence in communication through printed media." The Information Technology Services Technology at Temple guide received the Award for Excellence in the Philadelphia Metro Chapter. (11/29/06)
Temple University was selected as a co-winner of 2006 Innovative Achievement Award (IAA) from NACAS, the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. The Innovative Achievement Award recognizes imaginative and unique quality of product, service or program, enhancement of customer service, the generation of additional revenue or reduction of costs, adaptability for other institutions, and overall presentation quality. (10/12/06) 
For the second year in a row, Computerworld recognized Temple as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT.” In the 13th annual list of primarily high-profile businesses, Temple was one of five universities to be included in this elite group, listed at 72. (6/19/06) 
Sheri Stahler, Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services, was named one of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2006. The award is presented annually to honor executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems, as well as demonstrate the ability to foster creativity and challenging work environments. (1/25/06)
Temple was recognized as one of “America's Most Connected Campuses” by The Princeton Review, as Forbes reports. Rather than an individual ranking of the top schools, the third edition of the report now features the 25 most connected campuses as a group. A story appeared in the Temple Times on the ranking. (1/20/06)
Temple was recognized for its technology efforts in CIO Magazine’s “Bold 100.” The magazine selected organizations based on their willingness to embrace significant risk for the sake of great reward. In naming Temple to its distinguished list, the magazine noted the development of the TECH Center. (8/24/05) 
The 2005 GEAC Customer Excellence Award was given to Temple University for the work done in developing and implementing the integration of FMS with our e-mail system to enable electronic report distribution and other forms of data trafficking. (7/18/05)
Computerworld named Temple to its 12th annual list of the “Best Places to Work in IT,” placing Temple on par with many of the country’s top companies. The list includes the top 100 work environments for IT professionals. (6/28/05)
Temple ranked #4 in The Princeton Review's survey of "America's Most Connected Campuses." The review is based on 357 colleges ranked on a "wide array of high tech tools." The survey results were available as a special report on the Forbes web site. (10/22/04)
Timothy O’Rourke was named one of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2004. The award is presented annually to honor executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems. (1/30/04)