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MSOE Wins 4th Straight WI Cybersecurity Competition

MSOE defeated teams from 11 universities on Saturday to win their fourth consecutive Wisconsin Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.  The MSOE team advances to the Midwest Regional for the fifth straight year to compete against teams from ten states.

Pictured are (left to right) Thomas Hill (MIS), Nathan Stachowiak (MIS), Tchaas Alexander-Wright (MIS), Matt Mahnke (SE), Devin Vincent (SE), Erick Darrington (MIS), Aqeel Alshafei (CE) and Carl Saffron (MIS, Team Captain).  Dr. Jeffrey Blessing (not pictured) is Faculty Advisor.  Special thanks to room judge James Thurber (MIS graduate).

Rockwell IT Internships-Clock Tower Reception

clockimageRockwell Automation invites college IT students to a reception and program in the historic Allen Bradley Company (ABC) Clock Tower on Fri. Sept. 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Please contact Maia Sotis (jmsotis@ra.rockwell.com) to register for the event by Mon. Sept. 12th.  Click the links below for more info.

MSOE Wins Wisconsin Cybersecurity Competition for 3rd Straight Year

The MSOE Cyber Raiders Organization for Networking (CRON) team has won the Wisconsin Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) for the third straight year.  MSOE defeated teams from Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Gateway Technical College, Waukesha County Technical College and UW-LaCrosse in a day-long competition held Saturday, March 12, 2016.  The team will advance to the Regional CCDC competition to be held in Chicago on April 1-2, 2016.  It will be the fourth consecutive year that MSOE will represent the state of Wisconsin in the Midwest Regional CCDC event.

2016WI-CCDCwinners

The team members are (from left) Damien Spencer (IB), Carl Saffron (MIS), Steve Schindler (MIS grad.), Matt Mahnke (SE), Zachary Bartmer (CE), Erick Darrington (MIS), Thomas Hill (MIS, team captain), Hans Woehlck (MIS grad.) and Nathan Stachowiak (MIS). Alumnus Nick Gorden (MIS, 2014) served as the event site judge. Dr. Jeffrey Blessing (MIS Pgm. Dir.) is the faculty advisor and coach.