The Windows Embedded ChallengE is back on (note the extremely clever capitalization of “C” and “E” in ChallengE), this time the competition is open to students across the world to enter teams – The competition challenges undergraduate teams of four, with a faculty mentor, to design a computer-based system that solves a real-world problem.

Organized by Microsoft® in association with the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), the contest invites registered Windows Embedded Student ChallengE teams to compete for a chance to present their projects in Redmond, WA, and win cash prizes.

I believe the registration date for this has been extended by a week or so, I will check and get back to you – at his point there are 68 teams registered, the breakdown of locations is as follows.

United States

12

United Kingdom

1

Turkey

1

Taiwan

1

Sri Lanka

1

Romania

2

Poland

1

Morocco

1

India

19

Croatia

2

China

19

Bulgaria

6

Bahrain

1

Key Dates

  • Entry forms due - January 23, 2005 (I think this is extended, I will check)
  • Final reports due to both CSIDC and Microsoft - April 23, 2005
    Please note: For teams participating in the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE, there is no need to submit an interim report.
  • Windows Embedded Student ChallengE finalists announced - May 6, 2005
  • Windows Embedded Student ChallengE finals - June 17 & 18, 2005 in Redmond, WA

So, what are you waiting for?  Go get a student team together and register !

– Mike