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As part of the chapter outreach program, we strive to advance the profession and practice of project management by providing programs, resources and support to local academic institutions (high school, college, university) throughout the Pittsburgh area. Areas of focus include mentoring, promoting awareness of PMI academic standards, driving demand for undergraduate and graduate programs in project management, establishment of project management clubs or curriculum, and provision of expertise for knowledge sharing and panel discussions. For any further information on academic outreach needs or opportunities, please contact the Director of Academic Outreach, Sam Provil, at sprovil@provilassociates.com .

 

PAST EVENTS

Duquesne university – 2nd annual
intercollegiate project management triathlon

“A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL PROJECT”

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The 2nd Annual Duquesne University Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon was held at the University’s Power Center on March 25, 26, & 27, 2011 and it was certainly a huge success. The intercollegiate competition included four universities, including Duquesne University, Marquette University, University of South Carolina, and West Virginia University.

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Following are the final results of the triathlon competition:

Team Quiz-Bowl: Teams of 4 students compete in a Jeopardy-style event. All questions are based on the PMBOK® and are equivalent to the CAPM® knowledge level.

1st Place
Duquesne University
Nathan Dupirak
Nathan Naylor
Megan Pakutz
Michael Zumbo
2nd Place
Duquesne University
Carlei Caldro
Marisa Satira
James Tassone
Julie Watterson
3rd Place
Marquette University
4th Place
Marquette University

Individual “All-Star” Quiz-Bowl: Individual Jeopardy- style event following the format of the Team Quiz-Bowl. Participants are selected based upon their individual performance in the team event. Likewise, questions are CAPM® level.

1st Place Nathan Dupirak, Duquesne University
2nd Place Laura Buikus, Marquette University
3rd Place MaryKate McCarthy, Marquette University
4th Place Colt Sellers, University of South Carolina
Quick Fire Challenge: Teams are given a project management scenario and asked to develop and submit three work products. Teams are evaluated on how well the team performs developing the work products.
1st Place Marquette University
2nd Place Marquette University
3rd Place University of South Carolina
4th Place
Duquesne University
Carlei Caldro
Marisa Satira
James Tassone
Julie Watterson
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Congratulations to all the winners! Furthermore, Special Thanks to all the student competitors; the participating universities and faculty; the many PMI Pittsburgh Chapter and non-Chapter volunteers; the Duquesne University faculty, staff, and student volunteers; and especially Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business for making this 2nd Annual IPMT an outstanding success.

Duquesne University also wishes to recognize the key supporting sponsors of this event, including BNY Mellon, The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter, and Velociteach.

PMI Pittsburgh Chapter members are reminded to look for a more “progressive elaboration” of this 2nd Annual Duquesne University Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon in an upcoming publication of PMI Today.

Finally, for those PMI Pittsburgh Chapter who did not have an opportunity to participate as volunteers for this 2011 Triathlon, be sure to mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual IPMTscheduled for March30, 31, and April 1, 2012.

 

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