RIT is the lead university in a $500,000 initiative funded by
the National Science Foundation that will produce instructional
support material for software engineering and make it available
on a new Web site.
Michael Lutz, RIT Motorola Professor of Software Engineering,
is collaborating with faculty from Georgia Tech, Texas Tech University,
Drexel University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the
Milwaukee School of Engineering to develop the Web site. Co-op
and graduate students from RIT, Georgia Tech and Texas Tech will
Known as SWENET - The Network Community for Software Engineering
Education - the Web site will be a repository for software-engineering
material used by academia and industry for course development
"SWENET will become a rich mine of useful information and tools
to help accelerate the adoption of software engineering in academia,"
Currently in the preliminary stages of development at www.swenet.org,
SWENET was formally launched at the Conference on Software Engineering
Education and Training in February.