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SHARE Presents Third Annual Academic Awards

The IBM mainframe user group, SHARE will present its third annual Academic Award for Excellence during its summer conference, Aug. 5-11, in Anaheim, Calif. Entries are due by May 25.

By showcasing academic work in enterprise technology, SHARE seeks to support the next generation of mainframe professionals. The competition is open to full-time high school, undergraduate and graduate students (as well as recent graduates) enrolled in information systems, enterprise computing, computer science, IT or related programs. Students should submit academic-related projects designed to meet an organization’s IT goals.

For example, the 2011 grand prize went to “Wiki: A Systems Programming Productivity Tool,” submitted by John Noel and Regina Robbins. To learn more about the North Carolina Central University graduates’ project, check out “Project Wiki.” More about previous winning submissions is available on the SHARE site.

The grand prize includes a $500 gift certificate to Amazon.com and an expense-paid trip (including airfare, lodging and meals) to the 2012 SHARE summer conference. Winners also get to present their project at the conference. First and second runners up receive $375 and $250 Amazon.com gift certificates, respectively. The SHARE Academic Award Committee reviews and judges entries.

Questions about the contest should be directed via email to Karen Zader.

Mike Westholder is site editor of Destination z.

Posted: 4/10/2012 4:00:46 AM by Mike Westholder

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