SOURCE: Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

April 21, 2010 16:07 ET

Winners Announced for the 2010 Illinois Technology Competition "50 For The Future"

50 Students From Illinois Recognized as Technology Industry's Best and Brightest Students

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) -  The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF), the philanthropic arm of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fueling the technology workforce, announced the top 50 Illinois technology students for 2010. The students recognized represent several Chicago Public Schools and Undergraduate & Graduate school programs from across the state.

Graduate Students 2010 Winners

Justin Behrens, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Emily Brand, Loyola University Chicago

Scott Grossman, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Gil Haberman, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Rashmi Hegde, University of Illinois at Chicago

Neeraj Jaisingaani, University of Illinois at Chicago

Leah Kane, Roosevelt University

Pranali Lad, University of Illinois at Chicago

Philip Larson, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Yumin Li, Loyola University Chicago

Patrick McNally, Northwestern University

Alan Perez-Rathke, University of Illinois at Chicago

Priya Rajagopal, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jyothi Sawlani, Loyola University Chicago

Anne Shultz, Illinois Institute of Technology

Jonathan Sibley, Illinois Institute of Technology

Gowri Sangeetha Sivanathan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Xingchen Su, Loyola University Chicago

Douglas Switzer, DePaul University

Undergraduate 2010 Winners

Angelina Avalos, Robert Morris University

Nikola Borisov, McCormick

Jeffrey Chiles, Illinois Institute of Technology

Ashton Clark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ryan Clark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Palak Doshi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michal Galas, DePaul University

Diana Galperin, International Academy of Design and Technology

Simon Girzynski, Robert Morris University

Ritu Gopal, Northwestern University

Matthew Gornick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Max Graziano, Illinois Institute of Technology

Graham Heimberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Stanislaw Hyrczyk, Robert Morris University

Sarah Jackson, Illinois State University

Omaditya Khanna, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dustin Kurtz, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Samuel Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scott Looney, Devry University

Roman Minyaylyuk, University of Illinois at Chicago

Stacy Morton, Illinois Institute of Technology

Andrew Naber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Phillip Orman, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Vinicio Reynoso, Loyola University Chicago

Clint Riley, Illinois State University

Mustafa Shameem, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kelsey Stoerzinger, Northwestern University

Daniel Zarick, Columbia College Chicago

Kristie Zilis, Roosevelt University

Technical 2010 Winners

Emily Greenquist, Flashpoint Academy

Carlton Hardy, i.c.stars

Technologists to Watch Chicago Public Schools

Nohemi Fernandez, Northside College Preparatory High School

Jamal Ghanayem, Kelvyn Park High School

Robert Gonzales, Northside College Preparatory High School

Teyaira Green, William Rainy Harper High

Maciej Lato, Northside College Preparatory High School

Marcus Mosley, Phoenix Military Academy High School

Edgar Navarro, Kelvyn Park High School

Santiago Reyes, Kelvyn Park High School

Hakeem Staples, William Rainy Harper High

Victor Varela, Phoenix Military Academy High School

Winners attended a celebration at CNA headquarters on April 13th in downtown Chicago. The event provided student winners an opportunity to meet and network with the judges and several local business leaders. 

The annual event, 50 For the Future, continues to build awareness of the talent of tomorrow for the Illinois' technology ecosystem. ITF and ITA are proud to carry on the tradition of highlighting and supporting the future workforce of Illinois.

About the Illinois Technology Foundation

The Illinois Technology Foundation's mission is to support the development of a technology talent pipeline that begins in elementary school, is refined in high school, and is fully developed in our region's higher education graduates. The Foundation facilitates relationships and efforts across industry, academia, students, and government, developing and managing targeted programs within the talent pipeline. Through action, leadership, and collaboration, the Foundation supports and nurtures the technology talent to ensure a viable and a regional wealth creating economy. The Foundation is the philanthropy arm of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), a membership organization of more than 500 Illinois technology companies who support the development of a stronger technology talent pipeline in the region. Additional information is available at www.illinoistechfoundation.org.

About the Illinois Technology Association

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is passionately committed to the successful growth of our member-companies and the regional technology industry. ITA champions the interests of start-ups and industry leaders, innovation agents and students as independent and collaborative thought leaders who leverage the power of technology to transform business. Through fostering strategic development, peer-to-peer leadership, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business, membership in ITA accelerates the realization of success. For more information about ITA, please visit www.illinoistech.org.

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