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.


2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award

September 1, 2018 - November 5, 2018

The Aspirations in Computing Award honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology and encourages them to pursue their passions.

Do you know a young woman with demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance and plans for post-secondary education?  Learn more.


Upcoming Events

walton career fair

Fall 2018 Business Career Fair

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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.

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.



2018 Technology Awareness Program (TAP)

Technology Awareness Program (TAP)

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

Women in IT Conference

2018 Women in IT Conference

April 17 & 18, 2018

Reynolds Center Auditorium

The two-day 2018 Women in IT Conference took place April 17th & 18th.  It started with the 8th NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award dinner on the 17th, celebrating the achievements of technologically inclined young ladies was the perfect introduction to the conference followed by a day of exhilarating education sessions, panel discussions, motivating keynote speakers on April 18th! Learn more.

New & Noteworthy

IT Executive Forum for College Students To Be Held Nov. 1

IT Executive Forum for College Students To Be Held Nov. 1

ITRI is hosting an IT Executive Forum for college students on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4-5 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development auditorium. All students are welcome.

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EPIC Spotlight: Mary Lacity

EPIC Spotlight: Mary Lacity

When Mary Lacity was a college student, she wanted to mathematically model the universe. If she could just figure out every motion of the atom, so much of life’s questions could be answered.

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EPIC Spotlight: Sebastian Schuetz

EPIC Spotlight: Sebastian Schuetz

Logging into Facebook, downloading music or posting an image on Instagram are activities easily taken for granted.

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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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