Welcome to The Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology (CoE for ICT) hosted at Bellevue College. The center offers annual Center events, including the STEM Summit, Careers in IT: The Real Story, and the IT Futures Summit at Microsoft. Other Center activities include community and technical college program (degree/certificate) reviews, website development and management, research on workforce demand and new and emerging technology trends, oversight of the industry advisory board, and consulting. The CoE’s work has included developing grant proposals, provides fiscal management, and NSF-funded project management. Past projects include acting as a core advisor to ATETV.org, updating the NSF-funded Cyber Security and Information Assurance skill standards with CSSIA, acting as PI on the NSF-funded IT Skill Standards update project.  Current projects and initiatives from 2011 to present include research around disruptive technologies, including robotics, and exploring new IT programming possibilities and making them a reality.

Brianna Rockenstire is the new Executive Director for the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology. In this role, she hopes to create new opportunities for IT students and industry partners across the state.  Brianna’s experience in higher education includes both external and student-facing work – creating strategic engagement plans for companies in the technology and engineering fields, facilitating internship opportunities for information technology students, increasing awareness of Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees, and managing a scholarship program. Most recently, she served as director of industry outreach for AppConnect NW, a National Science Foundation-funded project that built new tech industry partnerships on behalf of software and application development BAS programs at seven community and technical colleges in the greater Seattle area. Brianna worked closely with faculty leadership to connect students to professional opportunities and align curriculum with industry demand. Before starting her career in education, Brianna worked in non-profits and event planning.


Brianna was born and raised in Washington, attended Washington State University, and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors.

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