Have you ever thought, “My education at MIT would be infinitely better or easier if there was just a technology to…?” Or, “Student life at MIT could be dramatically improved with the creative application of technology?” Well, now’s the time to show MIT and your fellow classmates how you might provide solutions to these problems!
Join the ranks of Course Picker, NB and Lingt as winners of the iCampus Prize! Participate in the 2011 iCampus Technology Innovation Student Prize competition.
The 2011 competition is a two stage competition awarding up to $15,000 in total prizes. First-round submissions require a working prototype—up to five $1,000 prizes will be awarded to the top competitors. First-round winners are then expected to compete in the final round – which requires a fully functional submission – for a grand prize of up to $10,000.
- Information Sessions: IAP Session, January 12, 2011, 2-3 pm, 12-122
- First Round Submissions Due: February 15, 2011 by 5pm EST
- First Round Contestant Presentation: February 25, 2011 from 1-3pm EST (we may ask you to make a presentation)
- First Round Winners Announced: February 28, 2011
- Final Round Submissions Due: April 15, 2010 by 5pm EST
- Final Round Winners Announced: Early May 2011
About the Competition
The iCampus Technology Innovation Student Prize recognizes the innovative and creative application of technology that improves the educational and student life experiences at MIT.
The competition builds upon the entrepreneurism and spirit of service exhibited by MIT students to solve the world’s problems by focusing attention of what might be improved closer to home in MIT’s education and student life.
The competition is open to all currently registered MIT undergraduate and graduate students, both individuals and groups. Entries must involve the use of technology to enhance life and learning at MIT, and they must be developed to the point where MIT could adopt them and make them part of our environment.
About the iCampus Technology Innovation Student Prize
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received an endowment gift of $400,000 from Microsoft Research on behalf of the iCampus research collaboration between Microsoft Research and MIT. iCampus projects demonstrated innovative applications of technology for revolutionary change throughout the Institute’s curriculum. Continuing the spirit of this collaboration, Microsoft Research endowed an award to recognize creative student projects in information technology that improve education, community, and learning. MIT gratefully acknowledges this award, and the spirit of creativity that it represents.