Davisson receives University innovation award

July 16, 2012

Ryan Davisson, systems administrator at Penn State Harrisburg, has received the University’s Out-of-the-Box Innovation Award for technology he designed for the campus' iPads.

Apple iPads -- a line of tablet computers -- lack the ability that traditional personal computers have for multiple users to log on. To accommodate students who rent the devices from the library for classwork or personal use, Davisson developed a technology that automatically erases any preference or software changes when students return them.

“The iPad hard drive is reset every time the student returns it, so each student has a fresh iPad when they rent it,” said Davisson.

The Out-of-the-Box Innovation Award is part of the University’s annual Information Technology (IT) Impact Awards, which were presented at the University. Selected by University IT directors, the award recognizes employees who develop and implement creative solutions to technology issues.

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Last Updated July 17, 2012