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AASU to Host Lecture on Wireless Internet

Savannah, GA-The Department of Computer Science at Armstrong Atlantic State University will present an invited lecture on "Wireless Internet" as part of the Yamacraw Distinguished Speaker Series. Maria Watts, vice president of strategic planning and marketing at H.O. Systems, will give the lecture on September 26. It will be held at noon in room 157 of University Hall.

Watts is responsible for expanding H.O. Systems' presence in the e-business marketplace, strategic partnerships, and marketing. Under her leadership, H.O. Systems has successfully repositioned itself in the market. This initiative has included new product branding and innovative corporate imaging. Watts also has initiated and established multiple partnerships that have enhanced the product offerings of H.O. Systems. Examples of these partnerships include IBM, Praeos Technologies, Output Technology Solutions, and Empower Geographics.

Watts currently resides on beautiful Tybee Island. She serves as the vice president of the Savannah Science Seminar, an organization that seeks to promote the study of science, engineering, and technology to qualified eleventh grade students in Savannah. Watts is also an active member of the Business Education Technology Alliance, which serves to foster the development of technology-based businesses in Savannah and Southeastern Georgia.

AASUs Department of Computer Science is part of Yamacraw, a unique strategic economic development initiative that is making Georgia a world leader in the design of broadband communications systems, devices, and chips. Yamacraw is bringing both high-paying design jobs and many more support and supply-chain jobs to the state, heightening opportunity for Georgia residents and boosting its economy. Yamacraw is also developing the workforce needed to fill the jobs it has created through focused faculty recruitment efforts and curricula modification at its eight participating universities, including AASU.

For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science at 927.5317.

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