Add value to a College degree with an out-of-class project

The article on “The declining value of a college degree” by Greg IP in today’s The Wall Street Journal notes that  a college dress is not a stepping stone to guaranteed success but a necessity in this globalized world where the college dress is now comoditized. “What employers want from workers nowadays is more narrow,…


IT Challenge Competition

The IT challenge is an online quiz that highlights the art and science of developing, deploying, and maintaining IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust and secure.  Sample Quiz Questions are available at, once you sign-up for the IT competition. Sign-up at for the quiz per the following schedule availability Quiz Date Day GMT…


Software Design Competition

The North American Software Design Competition is a team-based competition to create an innovative software application around the Imagine Cup theme to “Enable a sustainable Environment for all” The SDI is about motivating students to take their knowledge and skills, combined with their passion and flex their innovation muscle in applying them outside of the…


Imagine Cup competitions for Student Career development

I talk to technology students in Universities across the Midwest and am often asked: What kinds of technology jobs will be available in the future? What skills should I learn in college to prepare for the jobs? With the growth of disruptive technologies and the Wide adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, it is imperative that…


Imagine Cup video

Video from Imagine Cup competitions spanning 3 years and at locations in 8 countries – Japan, India, Korea, UK, Russia, France, USA, Bahamas. A Microsoft Empowered Journey… Technorati Tags: Utube, Imagine cup, competition