The University of Houston Association of IT Professionals (AITP) Student Chapter was awarded the AITP Region 3 Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award for 2014. The award is given to the chapter that provides various opportunities to its members and allows them to participate in unique professional development activities. This will be the second time that the university has won the award, with the first being in 2011. The UH AITP Student Chapter will compete at the National Collegiate Conference Contest, March 26-29, in Omaha, Nebraska. AITP's Region 3 includes seven states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Missouri.