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Astronaut Scholars Honor Society: May 1999 Newsletter
...Mark Nippert graduated from North Carolina State University in May 1997 with a BS in Computer Engineering.He
spent a year with a small software consulting firm where he
learned quite a bit about the business and marketing aspects of running a small firm.
In June 1998, he
left to start his
own software development company Fulcrum Software Corporation.The name Fulcrum is meant to suggest balance: weighing all relevant factors against each other.Starting a new company has provided Mark
with the freedom to move in aggressive directions. Mark
has taken some time to pass along his
stories to local students.He
has spoken at high schools and conducted seminars back at NCSU
goal is to provide future entrepreneurs with the benefit of his
In addition to his
new entrepreneurial venture, Mark
has been diligently adding to his
has earned two of Microsoft
's premium certifications: Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Trainer.Mark also co-authored a reference book about new database technologies, and he has been elected Vice President of the Research Triangle Chapter of the Independent Computer Consultants' Association.
Mark Nippert holds ...
Mark Nippert holds Microsoft's premium development certification: Microsoft Certified Solution Developer.What is the significance of the MCSD?According to Microsoft's web site, the MCSD "is the premium certification for professionals who design and develop custom business solutions with Microsoft development tools, technologies, and platforms".With so many software professionals out there, it can be difficult to compare qualifications.The MCSD is a hallmark of professional expertise.
...Mark Nippert is the Vice-President of the Research Triangle Chapter of the Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA).The ICCA
brings together consultants who work in many different areas of the computer industry.The RTP chapter seeks speakers who can keep the members informed on relevant topics and trends in the industry.
Copyright 2001, Fulcrum Software Corporation
Astronaut Scholars Honor Society: May 1998 Newsletter
Mark Nippert, North Carolina State University, 1996-97Mark Nippert graduated from NC State in May 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.He is working for a small software consulting firm called Eagle Vision Consulting, Inc.
Astronaut Scholars Honor Society: December 1996 Newsletter
Mark Nippert will complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, with a minor in Economics in the Spring of 1997.He will spend the 1996-97 academic year as president of the student senate. Mark
has completed two significant internships.The first, at Alcatel
, involved designing and implementing a new software tracking system.He
was given broad creative license and was able to take the product far beyond original specifications, meeting or beating deadlines.Atanother internship, with GE Capital
was assigned to design a report-writing system, using pieces of a "system" to use as building blocks.Mark
had to find creative ways to make these nearly incompatible pieces work together.He
worked with experienced engineers to solve the interfacing problems and delivered an innovative solution.
Mark's work experience shows tremendous potential for developing practical applications within the computer industry He
has an entrepreneurial bent and would like to start his
own company in order to get the ultimate opportunity for innovation, focus, vision, and persistence.Whatever the future holds, Mark
career to integrate creativity, motivation, leadership, and teamwork. Mark
plays violin in the Raleigh Civic Symphony and is involved in intramural soccer and racquetball.He chaired the Student Senate Academic Committee, which led him to learn how to forge coalitions, resolve conflicts, set milestones, and delegate tasks.