Special Guest David Baumert met with the crew from KISU and with Interim Dean Debbie Ronneburg for this first episode of Tech Tuesday. Baumert is a graduate from the Laser/Electro-Optics program (Class of 1987) at the College of Technology, which has since expanded and become the Robotics & Communications Systems Engineering program. A long-time friend of ISU College of Technology and KISU, Baumert discusses his experience at ISU, his interests with Laser Optics and Robotics, and how he applied these experiences during his career at Microsoft. Baumert also discusses how his love of lasers and robotics led to his most recent ventures in music production and rock and roll.
Special guest, Dr. Clay Long, Administrator for the Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education met with Interim Dean Debbie Ronneburg to discuss the importance of CTE, or Career and Technical Education, in Idaho. With February as National CTE Month, Dr. Long provides the perfect lens for increasing awareness of exciting, in-demand and high paying careers in technology. Dr. Long highlights what Idaho CTE programs offer, the value of CTE to prospective students and employers, and opportunities for individuals of all ages to learn and grow through these specialized educational and career pathways.