Management Sciences

Tippie Technology and Innovation Association

Win, Place, Show: Tippie Tech Brings Home Three Trophies

MIS students at the AITP-NCC

Students from Tippie Tech bested 30 U.S. teams to take first and second place in an Association of Information Technology (AIT) business analytics competition in April 2014 in Atlanta. Michael Lang and Charles Knight achieved first place. Dalton Friedhoff and Karly Holland took a close second.

Charles Knight and Megan Moran earned 3rd place in the Microsoft Office Solutions competition out of 81 teams, and Scott Alzheimer and Yahong Ding received an Honorable Mention in Systems Analysis & Design out of 43 teams.

Faculty member Yvonne Galusha was invited to help administer the competition due to Iowa's Business Analytics accolades earned at the 2013 conference.


The Tippie Technology and Innovation Association (Tippie Tech) is the premier organization for undergraduate students pursuing a career in information technology. Tippie Tech delivers valuable professional development, networking, and career opportunities to its members through monthly meetings, professional trips, and certification courses. Our innovative approach offers members unmatched learning experiences and a high return on investment.

Tippie Tech members come from various majors and educational backgrounds. The majority of members major in business analytics and information systems, computer science, or electrical and computer engineering. Members also include students majoring in finance, marketing, management, and biomedical engineering. Students with any major are invited to join the organization.

Tippie Tech has relationships with numerous companies in a wide range of industries, including State Farm, Microsoft, Cerner, Principal Financial, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pearson, Alliant Energy, Rockwell Collins, Monsanto, and Accenture. Tippie Tech alumni typically move on to careers as systems analysts, business analysts, network administrators, security auditors, and project managers.

The Business Technology Association is an officially recognized chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).

For more information about Tippie Tech, visit the organization's website at