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Students from all over the United States are gathering to compete in the US finals of this year’s Imagine Cup, hoping for a chance to join the best of the best from around the globe in the world finals in Cairo, Egypt.

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The Imagine Cup is a yearly technology-based problem solving competition bringing students together to face challenges and open new doors.

Want to see more?  There’s a great video showing the amazing excitement this competition offers.

Want to see more in person?  The US Finals are happening this weekend, right here in Cambridge, MA, and you can join in the fun by coming to the US Imagine Cup Community Showcase on May 4th.  Here’s how:

Now in its seventh year, Microsoft Imagine Cup is a global student technology competition that inspires students to use technology to make the world a better place by addressing its toughest challenges as defined by the UN Millennium GoalsMicrosoft is pleased to host the 2009 US Imagine Cup final competitions in Cambridge, MA.  15 student teams will be coming from universities across the county to experience a week in the innovation capital of the world – Cambridge.  While here, students will attend an innovation and entrepreneurship workshops, present their projects to a judging panel of local technology luminaries, and showcase their ideas to the local technology community.

The US Imagine Cup team invites you to join us for the

US Imagine Cup Community Showcase
May 4, 2009 at 6:00 PM
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 – 1st Floor
Light refreshments will be served!
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The Community Showcase welcomes members of the Boston community to come into New England Research and Development and to spend an evening interacting with students, and witness firsthand the passion for technology and inspiration for solving tough problems that the students exhibit.

 

This event is the highlight of the student experience of the Imagine Cup, come and see what the future of technology holds!

ImagineCupLogoFor a glimpse into the impact this has had on students, take a look at Journeys and Success Stories, showing just a few the many teams (and dreams) involved in the competition.

See you there!

-Chris