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Kansas City Power and Light recently sponsored its fifth annual CS/IS Research Paper Competition at Northwest, which awarded prizes to four students. Pictured left to right are Hongsen He; Ash Gambhir; KCP&L’s Yuvonise Thurmond, who is a Northwest alumna; Frank Miller, and Benjamin Throm.

Kansas City Power and Light recently sponsored its fifth annual CS/IS Research Paper Competition at Northwest, which awarded prizes to four students. Pictured left to right are Hongsen He; Ash Gambhir; KCP&L’s Yuvonise Thurmond, who is a Northwest alumna; Frank Miller; and Benjamin Throm. (Submitted photo)

Dec. 11, 2012

KCP&L awards students for computer technology research

Four Northwest Missouri State University students earned cash prizes and valuable presentation experience Nov. 29 during the fifth annual CS/IS Research Paper Competition, sponsored by Kansas City Power and Light.

Ash Gambhir, a graduate student from New Delhi, took the $400 first-place prize for his presentation, titled “Business Intelligence Today.” Gambhir is pursuing his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in information technology management.

Frank Miller, management information systems major from Clarinda, Iowa, received $300 and second place for his paper, titled “Rural and Remote Area Internet Accessibility.”

Benjamin Throm, a junior from Marysville, Kan., received $200 and third place for his paper, titled “Google Fiber.” Throm is majoring in business management, marketing and management information systems.

Hongsen He, a senior management information systems major from Shenyang in the People’s Republic of China, earned $100 and fourth place for a presentation, titled “The Better Operating System.”

The annual competition is open to students in the University's courses in software engineering and systems analysis and design. Students were assigned a research paper and given the option of submitting it for the research contest. A panel of faculty members in Northwest's Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems conducted a blind review of the papers. Four finalists were then selected to present their papers to a panel of judges from KCP&L.


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Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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