The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) is an innovative campus institute in which information and communication technologies are used to benefit and enrich society.
Former CU Professor Bobby Schnabel of computer science served as its founding director from 1997 to 2007, with Diane Sieber of the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering serving as codirector. Computer science professor John Bennett took over the helm in 2007.
The alignment in missions and leadership led to engineering becoming the academic home for most of the ATLAS programs, faculty, and staff this year. Programs coming under the engineering umbrella include:
• PhD degree in Technology, Media, and Society
• MS degree in Information and Communication Technology for Development
• Undergraduate minor and certificate in Technology, Arts and Media
• BDW graduate certificate program
• National Center for Women and Information Technology
• Outreach partnerships such as Digital Currents for underrepresented K–12 students
The ATLAS Institute and its faculty and staff will continue to be housed in the Roser ATLAS building, located on 18th Street next to the Visual Arts Complex. The Graduate School will provide administrative oversight for the building and its Center for Media, Arts and Performance, as campus-wide assets.
For more information, visit atlas.colorado.edu
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