Innovators of Today, Tomorrow Meet and Mingle


CIMS members, faculty, Industrial Fellows, guests, speakers and grad students associated with the center met for an exchange of ideas, information and inspiration last month in downtown Raleigh. Above, Industrial Fellows (left to right) Fred Renk, Mariann “Sam” Jelinek and Al Bean (a co-founder of CIMS) catch up before the keynote on using big data text analytics to help battle infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Above right, Maureen Rooney (left), an instructor associated with CIMS and Executive Programs at Poole College, chats with Danielle Plotke, a representative of CIMS member company Cisco.

At right, Industrial Fellows Preston Linn (left) and John Tao catch up between sessions at the CIMS Spring Meeting. Below, Amanda Paul, a recent graduate of the Master of Global Innovation (MGIM) program, shows off a display board featuring the student practica project that she and her team completed for Ply-Gem, a building products company.

Photos by Roger Winstead, N.C. State Creative Services

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