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.

IT Day

8th NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Dinner

April 17, 2018

Willard J. Walker Hall

The ITRI will host its 8th National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award dinner.  The award recognizes young women in high school for their achievements, aspirations, and interest in computing and technology, and enocurages them to peruse their passion.  Learn More


Women in IT Conference

2018 Women in IT Conference

April 17 & 18, 2018

Reynolds Center Auditorium

The 2018 Women in IT Conference will kick off April 17th with the 8th 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 18th!  Learn more.

Recent Activity

ITRI Quarterly Report

ITRI Quarterly Report

July 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017

The ITRI Quarterly Report covering activities from July - September is now available.  Check out a few of the accomplishments of the Institute.   Previous Reports.

IT Showcase

IT Executive Forum for College Students

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 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

Thursday, September 21, 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.


walton career fair

Fall 2017 Business Career Fair

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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.

Technology Awareness Program

Technology Awareness Program (TAP)

Sunday, June 18 - Thursday, June 22, 2017

A program designed to encourage women and minorities to seek out lucrative careers in the information technology industry. The ITRI funds, establishes and coordinates the 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 Day For Students - NewPort Arkansas

IT Day for Students - Newport Arkansas)

March 3, 2017

The ITRI held an IT Day for students in Newport, Arkansas. Approximately 115 9th - 12th grade students from Newport, Bradford, Tuckerman and Cedar Ridge attended this five-hour event focusing on information technology careers. Students participated in activities that build leadership, business and entrepreneurial skills as well as a Q&A session with a panel of area technology executives. Learn More





New & Noteworthy

Smith Named Walton College Employee of the Quarter

Smith Named Walton College Employee of the Quarter

Sheree Smith, administrative support supervisor in the Department of Information Systems, has been named employee of the second quarter.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ashley Collins

EPIC Spotlight: Ashley Collins

The atmosphere was just like working for a company. In fact, when Ashley Collins began her first career job after graduation, she was grateful that her classes at the Sam M. Walton College of Business mirrored a work environment – one that prepared her to develop software for a large company.

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EPIC Spotlight: Zach Steelman

EPIC Spotlight: Zach Steelman

Blockchain technology is like rocket fuel for Zach Steelman. It’s the way of the future. It has the potential to shake things up just as much as the Dot-Com Boom did in the 1990s. Students are eager to learn more, and Steelman’s eager to accommodate. He loves talking about it.

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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.



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