University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Advancing IT Research, Interest and Interaction

The Information Technology Research Institute is a nationally competitive research center serving Arkansas and the world. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

2018 Women in IT Conference

2019 Women in IT Conference


Tuesday & Wednesday, April 9-10, 2019

Reynolds Center Auditorium

The 2019 Women in IT Conference will kick off April 9th with the 9th NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award dinner.  Celebrating the achievements of technologically inclined young ladies is the perfect introduction to the conference followed by a day of exhilarating education sessions, panel discussions, motivating keynote speakers on April 10th!  Learn more.

2018 Aspirations in Computing Award Recipients

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Dinner

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Willard J. Walker Hall

The ITRI will host its 9th National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award dinner as part of the 2019 Women in Technology Conference recognizing young women in high school for their achievements, aspirations, and interest in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passion.  Learn More


walton career fair

Spring 2019 Business Career Fair

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Bud Walton Arena Concourse

Make personal connections with over 150 local and national employers. Investigate internships and full-time employment options while promoting your qualifications and interests. Chart your path to success. Learn more.


Recent Activities

2018 Technology Awareness Program

2018 Technology Awareness Program

Sunday, June 10 - Friday, June 15, 2018

The program is designed to encourage women and minorities to seek out lucrative careers in the information technology industry. The ITRI funds, establishes, and coordinates the Technology Awareness Program (TAP) in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Information Systems Department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Learn More

IT Showcase

IT Executive Forum for College Students

Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Reynolds Center Auditorium

The Executive Forum for College Students provided a unique chance for students to meet with executives from top companies: Acxiom, J.B. Hunt, Walmart, Tyson, FedEx and more. Executives representing the Information Technology division of the aforementioned corporations shared personal experiences about their role as an IT executive and talked to students about specific career opportunities. Learn more.

IT Forum

IT Executive Forum for High School Students

Friday, November 2, 2017, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Reynolds Center Auditorium

The Executive Forum for High School Students offered an opportunity for students to meet with executives from regional companies like Acxiom, J.B. Hunt, Walmart, Tyson, FedEx and more. Information technology leaders answered questions and discussed areas of study conducive to a career in technology. Learn more.


New & Noteworthy

Walton College Team Takes Top Spot at Regional Business Competition

Walton College Team Takes Top Spot at Regional Business Competition

A team made up of three Sam M. Walton College of Business students won first place in the Best Practices competition at the SouthWest Regional Meeting of Beta Alpha Psi.

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EPIC Spotlight: Qin Weng

EPIC Spotlight: Qin Weng

Qin Weng, associate professor in information systems, know businesses love data, and students want to learn all they can.

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EPIC Spotlight: Amber  Young

EPIC Spotlight: Amber Young

When Amber Young taught advanced calculus and physics classes to high school students in rural Oklahoma, they struggled to see systems of equations as 3D objects.

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You Asked. They Answered.

ITRI Board members offer their personal industry insights into information technology careers, workplace diversity, being connected to the University of Arkansas, and why information technology is important to business!

Campus Connections

Information Systems Department

Information Systems Department

Work with business leaders to determine how technology can solve problems and create opportunities. Learn more...


Association for Information Systems

It is the mission of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) to provide superior leadership and education in Information Technology. Learn more...


Information Systems Graduate Student Association

The ISGSA is a registered student organization, for those interested in understanding the role of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in organizations and society. Learn more...

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Computer scientists specialize in the software side of computing, focusing on writing new programs that allow computer applications to run faster and more efficiently. Computer engineers deal with both software and hardware. Learn more...

Association of Computing Machinery

Association of Computing Machinery

We see a world where computing helps solve tomorrow’s problems – where we use our knowledge and skills to advance the profession and make a positive impact. Learn more...

Academic Scholarship Office

Academic Scholarship Office

The primary task of the Academic Scholarship Office is to administer university-wide merit-based scholarships, and is a resource for prospective and current undergraduate students seeking scholarship funding. Learn more...

Career Center

George W. Edwards Jr. Career Center

The Walton College Career Center wants to get acquainted with you as soon as you enter the University of Arkansas. Learn more...

Global Campus

Global Campus

The purpose of the Global Campus is to work with units across the Fayetteville campus, industry and business leaders, and other institutions to provide access to educational opportunities that will help people advance in their careers or start new ones. Learn more...

Our Mission

Through resources and partnerships available via the Sam M. Walton College of Business as well as the University of Arkansas, the Information Technology Research Institute strives to:

  • Advance the state of research and practice in the development and use of information technology for enhancing the performance of individuals and organizations.
  • Provide a forum for multi-disciplinary work on issues related to information technology.
  • Promote student interest in the study of information technology.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information between the academic and business communities.

Information Technology Research Institute
227 N Harmon Ave., Ste. 404
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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