Student teams take first, third in national IT competition
April 16, 2014
technology management majors from University of Wisconsin-Stout took first and
third places in a national student competition.
Jacob Lube, of Marshfield, and William Steahr, of Eau
Claire, won the network design contest as part of the Association of
Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference held April
10-13 in Atlanta.
Taking third place was
the team of Trevor Blankenship, of Osseo, Minn., and Justin Lisowe, of Elkhart
In the network
design competition, which drew 49 teams, the student challenge was to refresh a
data center for approximately 2,000 servers.
"I believe we did so well because of how prepared we were.
UW-Stout has an amazing ITM program that prepares students for the professional
world," Lube said. "By winning this award, it reinforces all we have learned
here at UW-Stout and shows we have a competitive edge against other schools."
The conference drew about
Steahr also took an
honorable mention in the PC Troubleshooting division.
Holly Yuan, information technology management program
director, is the students' adviser. The program trains students in telecommunications analysis,
design and system solutions.