The Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha is designed to help meet the needs of the nation’s technology and engineering firms by providing a top-flight education to students interested in pursuing careers in information science, technology and engineering.
The primary area of activities through the partnership between PROGENOMIX and PKI will be promoting the interface of information science and technology with biomedical research. The parties intend to create an alliance for the purpose of advancing current knowledge in the area of biomedical research and database development.
This partnership will allow for an extensive interdisciplinary set of courses tied to the biomedical computing research. Data collection and methods analysis, data visualization, computing environment, and applied business solutions are areas of potential curricular development.
PROGENOMIX will assist in coordinating and developing instructional activities for and with other departments and colleges as appropriate within the University of Nebraska system. In addition to curriculum development, PROGENOMIX will be actively involved in the independent studies, cooperative education, and internship efforts.