AITP at PSCC
The Association of Information Technology Professionals is a unique organization drawing participation from both professionals in the business world and students in the educational world. The national organization is a herald for leadership, networking, and education in the Information Technology world. Through partnerships with businesses, government, and educational institutions, the AITP national strives for leadership, development, and opportunity within our field.
We are the Pellissippi State chapter of AITP, one of many student chapters across the country. Our activities include general commencements of social interest, a variety of IT related workshops geared towards both veterans and novices alike, and the advocacy of the interests of students within the CSIT and related departments.
Pellissippi State awarded grant promoting women in IT
Pellissippi State Community College has won a $1,000 grant to help encourage women in computing and information technology programs.
“In some of my computer science and information technology classes, I’m the only woman or in the minority among mostly male students,” said Christy Watson, a Computer Science and Information Technology student and author of the application for the Symantec Student Seed Fund grant.
The grant—administered through the National Center for Women and IT Academic Alliance—will be awarded to the college’s student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. Watson is the Pellissippi State AITP’s vice president and secretary.