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J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies

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Summer 2024: 5G Readiness Certification

The McClure School will be offering the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) 5G Readiness Certificate free of charge. Number of seats are limited.

More information is available here.

The J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information and telecommunication systems, a track in cybersecurity, virtual reality and game development, plus cybersecurity and esports undergrad certificates. The school is now proud to be the home of the GRID Lab, which conducts advanced research and produces content largely centering on augmented, virtual, mixed reality and digital games. ECT is the place to gain real-world experience for careers in virtual world-building.

Our Programs

  • Beyond the classroom

    Interested in Cloud Engineering? Learn about it on Professor Kruse's Twitch stream.

    Also, check out our network administrator Doug Bowie's collection of Tech Nuggets videos videos that guide students through a variety of networking activities.

undergrad ITS alumni are either employed or in graduate school
external R&D contracts awarded to the GRID Lab
state-of-the-art lab facilities for experimentation in IT, VR and game design
$200 Billion
market value of gaming by 2023!

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  • Multi-campus 5G Readiness Grant Award

    In February 2024, the Ohio Department of Higher Education awarded the McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies a Super RAPIDS grant for 5G wireless equipment for $435,000. The grant was prepared by McClure School, Professor Julio Aráuz and will be used for supporting hands-one experience training, education and research for students and members of the community.

  • ChatGPT and the Colossal Cave Adventure

    ECT Alum and McClure Faculty Bruce Tong uses ChatGPT and Python to get AI to "play" the classic, text-based game Colossal Cave Adventure. Problems arise and are solved. Dive in!

  • Westin Scholars Competition for Graduate Students

    January 21-27, 2024 is Data Privacy Week. It is our honor to announce the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) extends their Westin Scholar Award to an Ohio University student with a passion for privacy and data protection. This prestigious award honors the late Dr. Alan Westin, a pioneer in the field of privacy. 


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J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies
Scripps College of Communication
Schoonover Center, Rm. 360
20 E. Union St.

Athens, OH 45701

Tel: 740-593-4862 | Fax: 740-593-4889