ITERA Case Study Competition

The annual ITERA Case Study Competition presents teams of students with a hypothetical, but realistic, telecommunications problem.  They are called upon to integrate their technical knowledge and problem-solving expertise to craft a solution to meet that problem.  The two-part competition requires the teams to begin by preparing a written response to the case.  The written responses are evaluated blindly by a set of industry and professional judges.  The best written response teams are then invited to present to a second panel of industry and professional judges at the annual ITERA Conference.

“We want our students to develop professionalism, technical acumen and to be able to demonstrate those qualities in real-world scenarios–that’s invaluable for our students,” Professor Harry Reif of James Madison University and the 2016 Competition Chair says. “The case study competition reinforces these qualities. It’s like the frosting on the cake. Students learn things in class and then have the opportunity to demonstrate them in front of industry experts. That prepares our students to be more competitive in today’s job market.”

2017 Case Study: Personal Health Care Record Security Challenge 
   – Descriptive Overview
   – Formal Document
   – Extension: Teams should submit by 2/3/17 23:59.
   – Erratum: Under the section Deliverables on page 4, delete the first sentence of the first paragraph and substitute these words: “The evaluators of this proposal will include representatives drawn from the following groups: Clinicians, Insurance Providers/Administrators, Public Health Officials (Federal, State, Local), other medical staff, members of the public.”
   – Reminder: Teams should ensure that the submission follows the “ITERA Case Study Competition and Rules” instructions on page four of the Case Study.

Link to Audio Q&A:
(Hosted at Ohio University)

Recent case studies:

2016 – Louisville – Real-time Crime Prevention System

2015 – Washington – Small Sales-oriented Business

2014 – Louisville – Critical Infrastructure Secure Network