At the Institute of Science and Technology, students are involved in cutting edge research that is changing education in America and introducing technology breakthroughs to industry.  From instructional technology to hydrogen energy research, IST’s world-class resources include state-of-the-art labs, studios, classrooms, and support networks.

IST is involved in developing advanced web-learning programs. Specialized programs of support for schools include the Acellus Learning System, which provides web-learning courses with standards-based educational content, provides a K-12 education expanding access to career and college opportunities through self-paced online learning, a learning management engine for educators, accreditation specific to web-learning through WGNA (Web-learning Global Networking Alliance), and enhanced specialized training about web-learning engagement for administrators and teachers.


Instructional Technology

IST is a leader in web-learning strategies for diverse educational programs including credit recovery, special education, remediation, gifted, and advanced placement.  The Acellus Learning System, also a program of the International Academy of Science, has advanced to become a leader in web-learning, applying technologies developed to turn the learning process into a science.   IST graduate students participate with faculty in research projects to improve education and advance the state of the art.

Success Zone

Utilizing the “Success Zone” philosophy, curriculum is being developed and assessed with the goal to help teachers  transform “stuck” students into successful learners.

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Intelligent Interaction

Intelligent Interaction technology enables the Acellus Learning System to cater educational content to the individual skill set of each student through customized, personal instruction.  Numerous projects are underway with the aim to build upon this concept, improving curriculum at schools.

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Swiss Cheese Problems

Swiss Cheese Problems are created in the Acellus Learning System for the purpose of identifying where a student has a hole in their background knowledge that is making it hard for them to learn a particular concept.  Ongoing research is focused on improving instructional methods based on the millions of responses being collected.

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Applied Science

The Applied Science Program at IST ranges in fields from computer science to construction technology and its research projects are equally diverse.

The program has long history of participation in innovative research projects including the first hydrogen fuel cell car. The high efficiency of the hydrogen fuel cell more than doubled the range of a hydrogen car powered by an internal combustion engine. This breakthrough cut the cost of hydrogen in half making it economically feasible. Today, many automakers are entering large-scale production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

More recently, the program participated in a project for the US Army to develop a 100-gigabit, low latency network. The resulting technology drastically reduced delays in critical network communications with applications from battlefield situational awareness to rapid acquisition of targets.

Cyber Security

IST is involved in the work of the Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) of the International Academy of Science. The CSRC is dedicated to the advancement of cyber security through ongoing research and development initiatives and works to overcome technological barriers in order to establish more effective approaches for protecting and securing information resources. The Cyber Security Program at IST has been party to multiple breakthroughs on effectively managing cryptographic keys.