In May, more than 500 Information Technology leaders of tomorrow attended the 2013 Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference in St. Louis. Students competed in more than a dozen contests, attended breakout sessions and networked with conference sponsors and professional association members.
The MSU student chapter served as a hosting chapter, as mentioned in a previous article, and spent several hours prior to the event coordinating and setting up the conference area with other regional co-hosting schools. Nine MSU students attended, along with faculty advisor and CIS Senior Instructor Michelle Hulett, who says, “These students have promoted this event, prepared for their individual competitions and showed what a great professional organization we have at MSU. They were on the move for 16 hours each day during this event, and I couldn’t be prouder of their success and work ethic.”
Three students received honors this year. Zechariah Campbell and Greg Donnell brought home a third-place trophy in the Database Design competition. Philip Strong improved on his Honorable Mention from last year, bringing home the second-place trophy in PC Troubleshooting. Philip was in first place going into the final round, achieving a score higher than all 120 contestants.