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Imagine Cup 2011: Accepting Your College’s Team Applications to Competition

Imagine Cup 2011

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:

Official Rules

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.

General Information

(*) Indicates a required field.

College*

College Address*

College Web Address*

Primary Faculty Mentor Contact Information

Name*

Team Members*

E-mail*

Phone*

Team Name and Category for Competition

Team Imagine Cup Project Description *

Why Will Your Project Win?

How will it address the United Nation Millennium Development Goal Your Team has Selected?

Please provide any additional information and how you will spend your $3,000 competition stipend - please note equipment or software cannot be purchased with these funds (attachments may be submitted as part of this application—see below)

OR

Attach a recommendation from your college's administration in support of and commitment to your college competing in the 2011 Imagine Cup (Must be Word, RTF, or PDF format)

What type of assistance from the Center of Excellence would you appreciate?

What are your expectations from this type of commitment? What do you hope to accomplish?

Do you have any questions on the process or expectations related to the process if your application is selected?

Add any other details you feel relevant

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