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Students across America have been dreaming up ways to solve the world’s toughest problems using the magic of software. They are competing in the Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition hosted annually by Microsoft Corp.
Through April 23 you are invited to learn more about the U.S. finalist teams, view videos about their innovations, and vote for their favorite Software Design idea at http://www.imaginecup.us/peopleschoice.aspx.
“We believe that students have the power to change the world,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “Encouraging students to study science and technology is critical to developing a skilled 21st-century work force. Through the Imagine Cup, we are bringing together the brightest young minds and empowering them to use technology to make a difference in the lives of people in their local communities and around the world.”
More than 14,000 high-school and college students throughout the country registered for the competition, and 20 student teams were chosen to participate in the Imagine Cup 2010 U.S. Finals in Washington, D.C., on April 26. The U.S. finalists will vie for the chance to represent the nation among students from over 100 countries and regions in the worldwide finals this July in Warsaw, Poland.
CDSS-AI, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Coders Inc., Illinois Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Extraplaid, Utah State University
LifeCode, Wayne State University
MangoBunnies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, DePauw University
MedRx, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Mobilife, University of California, Davis
Mogollar, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Team Blob, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Tesla Project, San Jose State University
AwesomeSauce, Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Coffee Powered Altruism, Yale University
Cosmopolis, University of Southern California
Darkwing Duck, Golden West College
Fortran and C, University of California, Los Angeles
Ifrit Salsa, University of Houston
LeveL13, University of Houston
Red Team, Springbrook High School, Maryland
Team Name Not Found, Arizona State University, Tempe
To Be Announced, Central Piedmont Community College
While the U.S. finalists for these categories have been selected, there are still opportunities for students in America and around the world to participate in the new Windows Phone 7 Series “Rockstar” Award and Envisioning 2020 Award categories.
The Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition hosted by Microsoft. Open to high school, college, and university students across the globe, the Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition.
The Imagine Cup is one way Microsoft is encouraging young people to apply their imagination, their passion, and their creativity to bring to life technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its eighth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a global event. In 2009, more than 300,000 students from 142 countries entered the Imagine Cup competition.
DreamSpark is a program set up by Microsoft to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation