Illinois Tech Hosts Third Annual Lewis College Roundtable to Explore Benefits and Disadvantages to Technology Access


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Chicago, IL — October 9, 2017 —

Lewis College of Human Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology will host its third annual Lewis College Roundtable at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium.

Lewis College of Human Sciences engages in compelling work at the intersection of people and technology and strives to create cross-disciplinary dialogue. The roundtable reflects that mission. Invited panelists, ranging from academics to industry experts from across the country, will participate in a 90-minute moderated discussion about power and access. Their unique perspectives will challenge guests to think more deeply about topics of far-reaching significance.

In a society that is dependent on technology more than ever before, this year’s roundtable will explore questions related to the access of technology. Who has access to technology? How does technology provide the power to control people or things? Has technology blurred the boundaries of work and personal lives? How has technology changed the lives of people with disabilities?


Lewis College of Human Sciences third annual roundtable on technology access.


Roundtable Participants

Amy Gonzales, Assistant Professor, The Media School, Indiana University

Ellen Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University

Stephen Sundarrao, Associate Director, Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology University of South Florida, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rehab Ideas

Sean Zdenek, Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Writing, University of Delaware


Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:30 – 5 p.m.


Illinois Institute of Technology
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium
3201 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60616

*This event is free and open to the public. All attendees are invited to continue the discussion at a reception following the roundtable in the MTCC Ballroom.

About Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused, research university, located in Chicago, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.