Final Project Presentations 12/2 130-4PM

Come join us on Friday, December 2nd from 130-4PM in South Hall 210 as students present their project ideas leveraging novel information and communication technologies to support social causes worldwide, while competing for $5,000 in prizes. Winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges, and will receive seed funding to further advance their ideas. This year’s projects are:

  • Acopio is a student-driven venture that seeks to improve the livelihoods of rural farmers through better management of source information. To this end, Acopio offers a software platform that leverages cost-effective technologies to improve the flow of information in coffee value chains
  • GetSmart is an online platform to empower stakeholders entrusted with the well being of youth to source, generate and share with them, meaningful and engaging content on life skills and issues critical to their personal and professional development. GetSmart engages youth through creative and competitive content development, incentivizes them with attractive corporate sponsored rewards and tracks their progress with analytics and interactive features.
  • is an easy way for local governments to create questions on local themes, collaborate with citizen groups and discover new ideas. A novel approach to crowdsourcing citizen feedback, the platform makes it easy for governments to include citizens in the decision making process.
  • SpeakEZ is a web and mobile-based platform that lets students from around the world learn a foreign language through video chat exchange – and allows teachers to track students’ progress and give feedback. Speaking a foreign language is challenging, and most schools struggle to empower their students to practice speaking.