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IT Students Advance to Finals of ITERA National Student Case Competition

The team of Jennifer Anderson, Steffan Burkitt, Alex Lessen and Wojciech Wencel, School of Information Technology students in Dr. Tibor Gyires’ class, IT-391 Directed Projects in Information Technology, have advanced to the finals of the 2013 ITERA National Student Case Competition. The competition challenges students, working as a team of no more than 5 members, to identify a technology driven solution to a timely, real world problem. Factors that must be addressed in the proposed solution include, what approach to take, what technology or technologies to apply, what non-technology issues must be addressed and budget requirements necessary to a successful effort.

For 2013 the challenge to students was to develop a case “providing a technology driven means for publicly available competitive pricing for health-care services which can be replicated by community and scaled on a national basis”. The preliminary case paper was submitted to a blind-judging panel which selected the finalists.

As finalists,  Anderson, Burkitt, Lessen and Wencel will travel to the ITERA Annual Conference in Cincinnati in April. They will, along with other finalists, present their solution and face questions from a team of industry and academic judges who will select the winners. The winning team will share a cash prize along with recognition at the annual awards dinner at the conference.

The School of Information Technology congratulates Jennifer Anderson, Steffan Burkitt, Alex Lessen and Wojciech Wencel on this outstanding achievement and wishes the team great success in their final presentation.