IST students attended the 20th AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair in Omaha, Nebraska!

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IST students attended the 20th AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair in Omaha, Nebraska!

March 30, 2015

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IST Students (From left: Geovane, Marcelo, Alex)

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IST Students presenting their web project

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Mr. Lawrance Jeralds, emeritus of Automotive Technology, was also an instructor of the Computer Information Processing (CIP) program, a former IST program.

Under the leadership and supervision of Dr. Andrey Soares, Assistant Professor of Information Systems Technologies (IST), a team of IST students (Alex Glasnovich, Geovane Piccinin and Marcelo Bandeira da Silva) attended the 20th AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair in Omaha, Nebraska, March 26-28, 2015. Geovane and Marcelo are visiting students from the Brazil's Science Without Borders program.

The team was sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA), and the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies (ISAT).

More than 540 students attended the conference. This year's event had 14 technical competitions (http://aitpncc-contests.org). Our students participated in the Web Project contest, the Systems Analysis and Design contest, and the Database contest.

They also presented the results of their web project, titled “Tobacco User Profile Viewer (TUP Viewer).” The TUP Viewer is an educational resource that will allow faculty and students to create fictitious case studies of patients who use tobacco. Students could use the tool to generate patient profile as the basis for a comprehensive treatment plan exercise or assessment. Dr. Joan Davis, Professor of Dental Hygiene, participated in all five phases of the web project with the roles of client and subject matter expert.

The students met Mr. Lawrance Jeralds, emeritus of Automotive Technology. Mr. Jeralds was also an instructor of the Computer Information Processing (CIP) program, which is now the Information Systems Technologies (IST) program. Mr. Jeralds has been an AITP member (St. Louis Chapter) for a long time and has served as a judge for the competition. He is one of the founders of the AITP SIU Student Chapter.

Next year, the AITP NCC is returning to Chicago Area. The conference is scheduled for April 7-10, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois near O'Hare Airport.