Prof. Dennis Trinkle '91 is Nominee for 2006 TechPoint Mira Award

Prof. Dennis Trinkle '91 is Nominee for 2006 TechPoint Mira Award

March 20, 2006

Dennis Trinkle.jpgMarch 20, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Dennis A. Trinkle, associate vice president for academic affairs and chief information officer at DePauw University, is a nominee for a 2006 TechPoint Mira Award. Dr. Trinkle, a 1991 graduate of DePauw, is one of ten individuals and programs in the final running for the "Educational program/department/individual" award and listed in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Winners will be announced at the Mira Awards banquet May 19 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

"Once a year, the leaders of Indiana's technology companies gather to celebrate excellence in their sector," 's Peter Schnitzler writes. "TechPoint won't distribute its annual Mira awards until its banquet at the Indiana Roof Ballroom May 19. But the state's largest high-tech trade association has completed the nomination process for its top awards, pulling together a list of 49 innovative companies and educators in such categories as information technology, life sciences and advanced manufacturing." 

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The Mira Awards focus the spotlight on the accomplishments of companies and organizations that operate in health and life sciences, information technology and manufacturing.

In 2003, DePauw University was among three Indiana colleges and universities to be cited with a Mira Award for "excellence in the delivery or use of technology to further learning and educational achievement."

An op-ed by Dennis Trinkle -- examining how DePauw's 361° technology programs have created new opportunities for students to learn and innovate and the implications that has for the economies of Indiana and the world -- was published in the March 5 Indianapolis Star. Learn more in this previous story.

Trinkle was also quoted in a March 2 USA Today story that cited DePauw amongtech classroom.jpg "Colleges Going Cyber."

DePauw is among the "Top 50 Most Unwired College Campuses," according to a survey of all institutions of higher learning -- big and small -- sponsored by Intel Corporation. DePauw is ranked #30 -- the highest of any liberal arts college in America -- in the report, which appeared in the October 17 edition of U.S. News & World Report. More than 1,000 campuses were included; only 50 made the final list. Survey findings are based on the percentage of campus that is covered by wireless technology, the number of undergraduate students and the computer to student ratio for each school.