Pushing Marshall Forward through Technology Innovation

Part of Marshall University Information Technology, the Technology Innovation, Exploration & Research Lab is staffed by student interns, contributing to various projects to improve student and staff experience across the entire University.



Our students are hard at work to innovate the way you interact with Marshall University IT. Learn more about all the active projects.

Project Description Student Team
Service Desk Queue Manager Visitors to the IT Service Desk will be able to pre-populate basic information by tapping their MUID on a reader to sign in. Additionally, the IT Service Desk will be able to take schedule appointments for visits. Robert Gaum, Yigitcan Celik
Computer Usage Analytics Analytics will be provided for Drinko Library computers to gather when the most users are signed on, and which computers are in use. Additionally, a computer availability map was built into the MUMobile App. Yigitcan Celik
Facial Recognition System Using facial recognition, we will be able to gather more data about experiences in the library, and who is in restricted rooms and when. This will provide a layer of security and analytical data for our use. Shahid Ali
Social Media Marketing Special event planning for campus outreach to Marshall Students regarding MUIT services Carolyn Ball

Additionally, students can also be paired with a team within Information Technology to assist with various
projects. These students report to a manager in which assignments are given.

Meet Our Interns…

Our student team has a diverse set of skills and backgrounds. Learn more about themselves and their passions.


Intern name Biography


Caleb Arbaugh
General IT Team
Caleb is a senior CIT major originally from Phillippi, West Virginia. To go along with his CIT degree, he will also have an Information Assurance certification upon graduation. He has always been intrigued by innovative technology. "Being a disabled nerd, I have adapted to an independent lifestyle solely by learning/crafting different ways I could utilize the power of computer functionality", Caleb says. His priority in life is focused on improving the lives of others and using his knowledge to make someone else’s life easier. Caleb also enjoys staying busy around campus. He is a member and the Scholastic Chairman of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. He is the National Communications Coordinator and Holderby Hall Representative for Marshall University’s Residence Hall Association. Caleb does everything he can to make our campus as accessible as possible for individuals with disabilities. He looks forward to improving the Marshall community with this awesome group of interns!

Carolyn Ball
Marketing Team
Carolyn is a sophomore pursuing her B.B.A. in Marketing, and is anticipating to graduate in May 2020. She is the TIER Lab Marketing intern, responsible for utilizing various social media outlets and event coverage to promote MUIT services. Carolyn is very involved on campus and maintains officer positions in her sorority, Marshall’s Panhellenic Council, and the Student Recreation Council. Carolyn enjoys spending time with family, friends, and all things Marshall!

Gage Childers
Information Security Team
Gage is a Senior Digital Forensics and Information Assurance major. He is part of the infosec interns and is working with IT Administration as well. Gage is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and serves as the High Beta. He enjoys learning new tools and software to better his future.

Jacob Vaughan
MU ID Office Team
Jacob is a West Virginia native and is currently enrolled at Marshall for Digital Forensics and Information Assurance. He expects to graduate in 2020. He loves to program, work with network defense and offense, play video games, and solve puzzles (Rubik’s Cubes are his favorite).

Jason Lambert
Digital Media Team
Jason is originally from Elkins, WV. He is currently working towards his BBA in Management Information Systems (MIS). Jason is quite involved on campus as he is apart of the MU Film Club and a brother of Alpha Sigma Phi. He is very interested in technology design and design programs. He is looking forward to getting IT experience and learning more about the field from our employees!

Peter Estephan
General IT Team
Peter was born and raised in Lebanon until the age of 27. He received his B.S. in Computer Communication Engineering at AUL University in 2015. A few years later in 2018, he moved to the US and started working towards his double major degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering here at Marshall. Now, his tentative graduation date is set for 2020. His professional background is based in IT, leadership, and customer service. His favorite hobby is working out and he also enjoys skiing and reading.

Taylor Patterson
General IT Team
Taylor is a junior from Berkeley Springs, WV. He is currently studying Management Information Systems along with a minor in Computer Science. Taylor is a first year member of the Marshall Cheerleading program as well as Sergeant at Arms for his fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Order.


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