Microsoft has been organizing ‘Imagine Cup’ yearly from a decade. The competition featuring different categories like software design, gaming, windows apps, windows azure is a worldwide competition and this time it features in about 70 countries. A Nepali student Parbati Sanjel from Winona State University has participated in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 US.
Parbati Sanjel’s team was nominated in the National Finals of the US edition of the Cup. Her team The miracle Workers comprises of Chase Lundstrom and Tauseef Hemayet from her university. Tauseef is a Bangladeshi fellow.
The team has designed a sleeping pad for infants to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other respiratory diseases. The sleeping pad monitors the infant’s heartbeat, breathing and movement, sending the data to a PC which in turn sends alerts via a Windows Phone application using Microsoft Visual Studio. Here is the short video related to their problem :
The Miracle Workers topic has been highly praised and they are currently places in the 1st position in US. On April 20, the team will travel to Seattle, Wash., to compete in the U.S. finals. Two of the 10 competing teams will advance to the world finals in July in Sydney, Australia.
What is Imagine Cup? Can we also apply?
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. All eligible students are invited to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the Imagine Cup 2012 theme: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. The judge of the imagine Cup, Mr. Rob Mills, Microsoft MVP describes Imagine Cup as :
In this video Rob Mills describes the Microsoft Imagine Cup as one of the great chances for the students for programming in this world. Any students who are having the new ideas can apply for the competition which will be going to be held time by time.
Just anyone who has the better ideas on programming or other related areas can go with rules of the Imagine Cup in their official page and participate in this event making their own team. Such competitions can be organized in National levels and the winners can get their chances in the Worldwide finals. Here is the way to register Nepal in the Imagine Cup 2013.
How To Vote for The Miracle Workers?
You can vote the miracle workers on Facebook via their official page. On twitter you can tweet your vote: @mstechstudent “I am voting for #Miracle in #ICPeoplesChoice. Remember, according to the organizers voters also are offered with many gift offer on weekly basis.
Also you can check the ideas of the other student teams and their project for the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 – facebook app.
Finally, hope to see Nepali students participating in this event from Nepal itself and best of luck for the “The Miracle Workers’.