Imagine Cup 2011: Accepting Your College’s Team Applications to Competition
Written by Maureen on September 11, 2010
The Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Beginning with local and regional competitions, Imagine Cup 2011 comes to an exciting finale at the Worldwide Finals held this year in New York City, United States. Overall, the idea is to show how technology can help solve the world’s toughest problems (Based upon the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals). And the solution? Well, that’s entirely up to you—and your imagination.
The Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology is inviting two CTC teams and a faculty mentor to compete in Microsoft’s 2011 Imagine Cup, with the national completion hosted at Microsoft’s Redmond campus.
The five different competition categories (with specific competition themes, descriptions, deadlines and due dates, and other details attached) in which teams can compete are:
- Software Design
- Embedded Development
- Game Design
- Digital Media
- IT Challenge
The Center is accepting Imagine Cup 2011 Competition team applications from the CTC system through Friday, October 15, 2010. Each team selected for support by the Center of Excellence will receive a $3,000 stipend for the faculty mentor for release time or travel expenditures. The funds cannot be used for software or equipment per state rules and laws. However, check out dreamspark.com for free software downloads provided by Microsoft.