Tag Archives: Sustainability

My experience with CIAN’S IOU-NA program

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From Florida to Arizona


The morning of March 24th, I got a phone call from Amee Hennig, the education and outreach manager from CIAN. She had called to say that I got accepted to CIAN’s IOU-NA program. A program designed to help Native American Undergraduate students from across the US, become an integral part of the research experience, specifically in the Optical Science department at the University of Arizona.

Arizona? When I applied to the program, I was not looking forward to the idea of spending the summer in Arizona, but I had always wanted to visit the land of my people. I was reminded that I had prayed for this a while ago, so I kept an open mind and decided to focus on the opportunity at hand instead. Even before I stepped foot into Tucson, CIAN was there to help me every step of the way.

So I got on a plane and headed to Tucson. Continue reading

Friday Speaker Series 2013 Episode 2 – Education, Dr. Dan Kilper

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September 27th, 2013 at 4pm ET / 3pm CT / 1pm MT

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This week CIAN hosts University of Arizona professor, Dr. Dan Kilper, speaking on the topic of the importance of the awareness of sustainability. The engineer of 2020 must have a deep understanding of sustainability since it allows development of technology for energy efficiency and low carbon impact.

kilperDr. Daniel Kilper is a professional working in telecommunications research with more than 18 years experience in both industry and academia. He is recognized for seminal contributions in two areas: optical performance monitoring and energy efficient networks; and has been a pioneer in the area of dynamic and transparent optical networks. His work has been recognized with the Bell Labs President’s Gold Medal Award. He holds six patents and authored three book chapters and more than one hundred peer-reviewed publications.