Since 1986, the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) has prepared students to creatively solve communication and information challenges in business, government, education, and nonprofit organizations. Our program reinforces the importance of getting involved in technology-oriented, community-focused, professional organizations.

At the Center, you can be part of where we belong.

Women Working in Technology (WWiT)

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Be part of a movement we belong to: Women Working in Technology (WWiT) promotes and supports technology education and careers for individuals from middle school through the professional workplace. Each spring, CICS plans and hosts a dynamic annual conference on Women Working in Technology themes for professionals, graduate students, and select undergraduates. The Center began the initiative in 2007 with support from the College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) at Ball State University.Learn more.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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Be part of the field we belong to: CICS started and still leads the Ball State student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The organization—the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity—can help you develop your leadership skills and immediately add value to our profession. Learn more.

Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA)

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Be part of the community of scholars and researchers we belong to: The Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) is a professional organization of close to 20 universities and colleges that have programs in information and telecommunications education and research. ITERA advances telecommunications science through the creation of a forum for telecommunications and networking professionals, educators, and researchers. The Center helped to found and lead ITERA. We present faculty and graduate student research and always bring a team to compete for the Case Study Award at ITERA’s conference every spring. Learn more.