Welcome to Wade's home on the web at Bucknell.
I've been working at Bucknell since the fall of 1984, first as the technician for the Chemical Engineering department, then later as the College Engineer, College Development Engineer, and Development Engineer. I'm primarily responsible for technology in the engineering laboratories. This mostly means computer and data acquision hardware and software, but I also help students with some analytical equipment, basic transducers and legacy equipment.
My involvement in ISR began with the arrival of Ray Metz and the merging of our campus computer center and library. Our team in engineering, the engineering computer support team (ECST), was the only non-computer center technology group. In order to keep us reporting to the Dean of Engineering, we established the "covenant for success" with ISR. This allows us in ECST to support communittees outside of engineering, while ISR supports the desktop computing needs of the engineering faculty and staff and the classroom and computer labs in Dana and Breakiron. My primary responsibilty in ISR is administration of the Windows server environment. I'm part of a team of four who administer over 50 Windows servers, along with 5 Network Applience filers and ancillary equipment for the campus.
In 1995, after running 3 Windows NT servers for engineering, I volunteered to help with the campus server environment. We upgraded our NT 4.0 domain to Windows 2000 active directory in 2001. After Gordy Peck left Bucknell in 2004, I've been primarily responsible for the campus web servers, the desktop backup servers and continue to be responsible for the engineering-specific Windows servers (Citrix, our license and application server and the Dana/Breakiron print server).