For the past several years, teams of University of Northern Iowa computer science majors have been competing in cyber defense contests, often taking on schools several times their size to either fight off or take part in cyber attacks in a purely digital battle.
To respond to the shifting landscape of workforce demand, UNI is for the first time in more than 40 years examining its structure and curriculum in the interest of making potentially substantial changes to the courses and programs it offers students.
UNI is seeking $39.7 million from the state legislature for a $43.9 million transformation of the ITC. The project includes an extensive renovation of existing spaces and facility expansion. The modernization project would allow the department to boost enrollment by 40%, from 500 to 700 students, to help meet Iowa’s workforce needs.