MIT Alumni News & Events

Chapin Brinegar and Jean SniderThe MIT Program is proud to announce that:

Chapin Brinegar and Jean Snider, two MIT students, took first place in the PacifiCorp Design and Development competition for promising instructional design students in masters and doctoral programs. The final phase of the year-long competition was held in Jacksonville, Fla. Oct. 2011 during the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) international conference.

Chapin and Jean are the first students from the MIT program to enter the competition and received top recognition for their community-based training and educational solution for a case study involving a biotech start-up company.

Kim WhitfieldKim Whitfield, a recent graduate of the MIT program, won an award for the paper she completed for her master's capstone project. Kim received the "Best Student Master's Paper" for the Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON)--an international conference. ISECON focuses on Information Systems Education, and is the conference for the Education Special Interest Group, a division of the Association of Information Technology Professionals -

As the winner of the award, Kim's paper will also be published in the Information Systems Educational Journal.

Jerome Hoskins' paper completed for his master's capstone project has been accepted to be published as a book chapter in "Emerging Technologies in Learning: Impact on Cognition and Culture." Jerome completed his degree in summer of 2011.