The Temple University Student Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (Temple AIS) has won Student Chapter of the Year for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Student Chapter of the Year Award is the highest award given to an AIS chapter. According to the AIS Student Chapter website, it is given to a chapter “that has demonstrated an exceptional, well-rounded, and organized program.”
“We are truly honored to receive this award on behalf of this year’s and last year’s leadership team,” said Kevin Publicover, senior MIS major and president of Temple AIS. “Keeping our members engaged was a big challenge during the pandemic, but we were able to successfully pivot online last Spring and keep our organization going this year.”
“I’m proud of what Temple AIS’ leadership has been able to accomplish during a difficult year,” said Steven Sclarow, assistant professor of MIS and faculty advisor for the student chapter, “This award reflects the hard work of the entire team.”
Temple AIS has many activities that provide their members professional development opportunities that also serve the broader community. Notable initiatives include creating a coding club for middle school students at the Tanner Duckrey School in North Philadelphia and launching the Optimize Consulting Group, which provides pro-bono technology services to non-profits.
Student Chapter of the Year is the highest honor Temple AIS has received since 2015 when they won Distinguished Student Chapter, the second-highest honor for a student chapter. Temple AIS previously won Student Chapter of the Year in 2013.
The organization will be recognized at the virtual 2021 AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference on April 9 and 10. More information can be found on the AIS Student Chapter website.