ASU's AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) Student Chapter Receives Recognition
For the second straight year, ASU's AITP (Association of Information
Technology Professionals) student chapter received the AITP National
Chapter of the Year award. The award was presented at the AITP National
Collegiate Conference in San Antonio on March 29. ASU's AITP chapter
outperformed over 200 student chapters from 45 states
(http://www.aitp.org/?page=FindStuChap) including Arkansas, Baylor,
Florida State, Iowa, Mississippi, and Purdue.
The chapter also won the AITP Outstanding Chapter of the Year award for
its region. Kristin Houck, ASU's AITP President, won First Place (and
$100 gift card) in the Best IT Tech/Geek Video Contest.
Students from ASU's AITP chapter held a Silent Auction fundraiser on
March 26, raising over $3,500 to help pay for the trip. Support was
also provided by the Office of Student Research through travel grants.
775 attendees from 71 colleges and universities traveled to this year's
conference. Next year, the club will compete in St. Louis at the 2013
AITP National Collegiate Conference.