The Computer Information Systems Program (CIS) took part in the Master the Mainframe Contest during September and October. The contest is sponsored by the IBM Z Academic Initiative, which has provided mainframe training and resources to students at more than 1,000 schools in 70 countries. By participating in the contest students learn, prepare for a career – and you may win prizes. Starting salaries for “mainframe developers” average $113,000, more than double the average salary for electrical engineering.* What a great opportunity for our students to get real-world experience!