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A Message From Our Interim Director: Leadership, Resilience and Commitment During COVID-19

Posted March 31, 2020

As we navigate these uncharted waters, the likes of which we have never seen before, I want to reassure each of you that the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) remains steadfast and committed to our mission of developing the next generation of technology leaders.

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MDI 2017 Alumna Shares DIY Face Mask Tips

Posted March 30, 2020

Shannon (Smith) Williamson, a 2017 graduate of the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) program and 2011 graduate of the B.S. in Apparel Design program, pursued a career in the medtech sector to combine her passions for design and healthcare.


Designing for Health: MDI Alumna and Student on Bridging Apparel Design with Medical Devices

Posted March 30, 2020

What do Anna Peshock and Shannon (Smith) Williamson have in common? They are both alumni of the B.S. in Apparel Design program who went on to pursue the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) "to take on the challenges of designing, developing, and commercializing medical devices."


TLI's Mike Johnson on Why State's IT Systems Have Seen Hundreds of Attacks

Posted February 21, 2020

In 2019, state-run information technology systems were subject to hundreds of cyber attacks.

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MOT 2020 Students, Faculty Recount Their Experience Abroad in Korea, Vietnam

Posted January 31, 2020

As the Director of Graduate Studies for the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) program, I have the privilege of accompanying our senior cohort on their international trip every year.

TLI's Mike Johnson Responds to Security of Popular Budgeting Apps

Posted January 23, 2020

Mike Johnson, director of the M.S. in Security Technologies program, discusses potential security flaws behind the many popular smartphone apps designed to help people balance their checkbooks. For one, users give away their banking information, which raises privacy as well as security concerns.

TLI's Mike Johnson Responds to Credit Card Breach Affecting Landry-Owned Restaurant Chains

Posted January 13, 2020

Mike Johnson, director of our M.S. in Security Technologies degree program, speaks with reporters about a credit card breach that affected many restaurant chains owned by Houston-based company Landry. Restaurants affected include McCormick & Schmick's, Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and more


TLI Cybersecurity Expert Responds to Rising Gulf Tensions

Posted January 10, 2020

Experts have recently warned that the Gulf could experience more waves of cyberattacks in the midst of rising tensions.


Counterterrorism Expert Michael Rozin Responds to US-Iran Tensions Following US Airstrike

Posted January 8, 2020

Security and counterterrorism expert and TLI faculty member Michael Rozin spoke with reporters from both KSTP and Kare11 about the US and Iran tensions following a US airstrike that killed a top Iranian General. Rozin teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program.

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MOT Alumnus Uses Capstone Project to Help Others Create a Culture of Innovation

Posted December 6, 2019

Enter Thierry Boudet, a graduate from the 2016 M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) cohort. After starting courses in the MOT program, he became interested in how business leaders talk about innovation and, more importantly, he discovered the absence of a shared understanding of innovation.