ISM serves to foster an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry by pioneering collaboration among academic institutions, business, government and the community at large. It actively seeks to highlight or create opportunities for self-empowerment and the advancement of knowledge, primarily through forming specific interest groups to explore emerging technologies and the crucial role that technology will forever play in society. ISM seeks to be the bridge between abstract classroom theory and the hands-on, real-world applications and experiences needed to solidify a comprehensive education. A principal tenet, we believe this to be the ultimate method to ensure that students are properly prepared for post-college demands and expectations. ISM is open to all those seeking to integrate themselves into the information society of the modern era.