Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Spring 2013

Two Huntsman Teams Make it to Finals in Global Information Systems Competition

Two teams of Huntsman students have made it to the finals of an information systems contest that drew 82 teams from some of the best universities in the world.

The students will be going to Bentonville, Ark., to participate in the 2013 Walmart IT Summit and AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference, April 18 – 20. The Association of Information Systems (AIS) is hosting the competition.

Of the 17 universities that entered the contest, just six teams in each of four categories made it to the finals. One Huntsman team, Gina Baldazzi, Kristen Tenney, and Kyle Bell, submitted a training video. The other team, Vishal Patel, Dannaea Ward, and Eric Schnell, did a case study.

“We have very talented students here, and many companies are recognizing that,” said David Olsen, who heads the Management Information Systems Department. “They now seek out our students because of what they can offer.”