“Jeanna Matthews, assistant professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, had only six students in her Advanced Operating Systems class last year. All of them entered the IBM Linux Scholar Challenge. Four of them won. And won big: IBM ThinkPads for themselves and an IBM Linux zSeries for the University! How did this small technology school in the frozen north country of New York State produce three of the 25 winning Linux Scholar Challenge projects worldwide? To tell you how, Dr. Matthews shares her classroom experiences and illustrates the teaching environment at Clarkson. In the rest of our series, the students give you the details on their winning entries.” More at IBM developerWorks.