UNH's InterOperability Lab: How We Work with the Data Networking Industry
Thursday, April 19th
4:00 – 5:00 PM
UNH Memorial Union Building (MUB) - Theater 1
Join us for an overview of University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), a world-renowned full-scale non-profit test lab that works with networking vendors to validate that their technologies work reliably with other vendors’ products.
You name it, they test it: Ethernet, IPv6, data center bridging, Fibre Channel, SATA, Wi-Fi.
UNH-IOL employs nearly 100 UNH students and exposes them to cutting-edge technologies and networking & data communication companies globally.
No other institution offers such extensive hands-on experience with such a variety of technology and equipment. The IOL staff works with customers like IBM, Dell, Cisco, Google, Apple, and Intel. The UNH-IOL is renowned and these companies are eager to hire UNH-IOL students after graduation.
What will you learn?
- What the market demands are currently in the data networking and technology industry
- Career advice, including insight into the opportunities well-educated and trained students have after they graduate
- What it’s like to work in the IOL
Who should attend?
- Anyone who would like to hear about the demand for, value of and impact that UNH students have in the data networking industry
- Student organizations such as SWE, the IEEE student branch, Tau Beta Pi
- Anyone interested in working in the data networking industry
- UNH faculty and staff
- Businesses and organizations interested in employing talented, well-educated UNH students
The Twitter hashtag for this event will be: #unhiol
Erica Johnson, Director
Erica Johnson directs the UNH-IOL, where she oversees all aspects of the testing services the IOL offers for more than 20 unique data networking and storage technologies. In recognition of ability to drive technical innovation, Fierce Telecom named Erica to the publication’s 2011 Women in Wireline and in 2010, was awarded the UNH Women’s Commission Stephanie Thomas Staff Award in honor of her achievements in promoting the advancement of women in the sciences. Erica received her MBA from UNH in 2011 and joined the UNH-IOL in 1999 as an undergraduate student in Computer Science.
Chris DiMinico, President of MC Communications and IEEE 802.3 editor
Chris has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and plays an active role in the development of a number of telecommunication industry standards. Chris was the co-chair for ANSI/TIA/EIA-942 “Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers,” project leader for ANSI/TIA/EIA-TSB-155 “Guidelines for the Assessment and Mitigation of Installed Category 6 Cabling to Support 10GBASE-T,” and editor for the PCI Express External cabling specification.
Parking is available in C-Lot for $1/hour and is free after 6pm.
The seminar will be followed by cocktails and networking from 5:00-7:00pm at the Idea Greenhouse in downtown Durham courtesy of seminar sponsors Devine Millimet, Pierce Atwood, Ropes & Gray, and Salient Surgical Technologies.
The Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series, hosted monthly, discusses relevant issues related to commercializing UNH’s innovations, including current and emerging best practices on campus.
The seminars are open to all and designed to be a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, service providers, and anyone else interested in how the university innovations of today represent the information and opportunities of tomorrow.
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UNHInnovation advocates for, manages, and promotes UNH's intellectual property; promotes partnerships between UNH and the business community; and is responsible for licensing UNH technologies and creating start-up companies based on innovations created at UNH. UNHInnovation also hosts the InterOperability Laboratory and the NH Innovation Research Center.