As a PERT, I have the added benefit
of being more a part of my residence hall community.
--Adam Clark, PERT (Lower Center)
are PERTs Gulshan Lakhani (Lower Right) and Akshay
Kamath (Lower Left)
Students helping students
with technology is the premise behind the Information Systems
innovative PERT program, which stands for Peer Educator
in Residence for Technology.
The program, which started
in Spring 2004, gives students the opportunity to get valuable,
hands-on technology experience, while providing them with
free room and board.
According to PERT Adam
Clark, the position has given him "a lot of positive
interaction with students, as well as, Residential Life
and Information Systems department staff."
"The best part about
being a PERT for me is the interaction with the residents
in my hall," PERT Adam Clark said. "You really
get to know people that normally you wouldn't have the opportunity
Currently, there are three
PERTS with duties that range from assisting in the configuration
of personal computers to work properly on the Northwest
network to conducting computing policy information workshops.
A fourth PERT will be
added in Fall 2004, and additional PERTS may be hired depending
upon amount of work and response to the program.
If you are interested
in being a PERT, please see t the PERT
web site for a complete job description.