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AASU to Host Yamacraw Day March 22

SAVANNAH, GA—Yamacraw, the state's economic development initiative to make Georgia a world leader in the design of broadband communication systems, devices, and chips, will host a Yamacraw Day at Armstrong Atlantic State University on March 22. The one-day event will be held from 2:30 to 6:00 P.M. in AASU's Science Center atrium. The program for the event covers many aspects of Yamacraw and its impact on Armstrong Atlantic.

"Yamacraw is helping to strengthen eight computer science programs in the University System of Georgia. The benefits of Yamacraw will be long-lasting," said Ray Greenlaw, dean of the School of Computing. "Capturing this niche will create in Georgia both "high paying design jobs and many more support and supply-chain jobs."

Yamacraw Day will feature distinguished speaker David Frost, director of Georgia Tech's Regional Engineering Program. He will present "Assessing Damage at World Trade Center Site Using Digital Technologies" from 5-6:00 P.M. Awards of Yamacraw certification will be presented to AASU computer science students who have completed key courses in the Yamacraw research areas. This presentation will begin at 4:00 P.M.

"Degree candidates improve their employment chances with participating companies by earning these certificates," said Greenlaw.

Currently, there are over 500 students in AASU's School of Computing: 150 pre-computer science majors, 100 computer science majors, 50 information technology majors, 10 computer science master's students, and 200 engineering students.

AASU's School of Computing works closely with VeriSign (a Yamacraw company) and is building relationships with other high-tech companies within the region. The university is one of eight institutions of higher learning participating in Yamacraw's statewide initiatives to attract high-technology companies to Georgia.

To learn more about Yamacraw visit www.yamacraw.org. To find out more about AASU's School of Computing by calling 921.5600 or visiting www.cs.armstrong.edu.



YAMACRAW DAY ITINERARY

Welcome
2:30-2:35 P.M.
Dr. Thomas Jones
President of Armstrong Atlantic State University

Opening Remarks
2:35-2:40 P.M.
Dr. Raymond Greenlaw
Dean of the School of Computing
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Regional Coordinator for Yamacraw

Yamacraw Project Overview
2:40-3:00 P.M.
Herb Lehman
Director of Yamacraw

Member Companies
3:00-3:20 P.M.
Beth Judson
Director of Industry Relations for Yamacraw

Student Opportunities
3:20-3:40 P.M.
Marlo Wilkes
Director of Marketing for Yamacraw

Yamacraw’s Impact at Armstrong Atlantic
3:40-3:50 P.M.
Dr. Raymond Greenlaw

Programming Team
3:50-4:00 P.M.
Dr. Chuck Shipley
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Faculty Introductions
4:00-4:10 P.M.
Dr. Steve Jodis
Coordinator of Computer Science
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Yamacraw Certificate Presentations
4:10-4:30 P.M.
Herb Lehman
Director of Yamacraw

Facilities Tour/Demos
4:30- 5:00 P.M.
Greg Geller, Chris McCarthy, Ben Page
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Yamacraw Distinguished Speaker
Assessing Damage at the World Trade Center Site Using Digital Technologies
5:00-6:00 P.M.
Dr. David Frost, Director of GTREP

Reception
6:00-7:30 P.M.



March 7, 2002

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