The Society for Information Management (SIM) Houston Chapter provided the second of four $25,000 total awards to HBU to support the Cyber Engineering Smart Factory project, completed by first-year students in the College of Engineering. Dr. Stan Napper, dean of the College of Science Engineering, accepted the $25,000 gift on behalf of the College at the conclusion of the SIM Houston Annual Golf Tournament, April 26, at the Golf Club of Houston.
SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT strategies and direction. SIM brings together technology leaders to share knowledge, network and give back to the community. SIM membership includes CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other technology leaders. The Outreach Committee of the SIM chapter raises funds through fun events and through direct donations to promote STEM programs which encourage and enable students to join and contribute to the Information Technology profession. The Houston SIM Chapter has awarded more than $750,000 to Houston-area STEM academic programs during the last three years. Mr. George Crawford, president of the SIM Houston Chapter, is on the HBU Engineering Advisory Board and an active advocate for the College.