IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team-based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science, and other disciplines to solve real-world problems.
Thank you to all the students for all your submissions. Below are the winners of the 2012 IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge Competition:
1st Place - Guatemalan Woven Wind Turbine: University of Michigan, USA - US$5,000. Team members: Nils Stannik, Allison Wong, Jae Nam, Charlie Kosuth, Alec Elsen, Jake Graham, Omar Bennouna, Tommy Pendy, and Michelle Fernandes
2nd Place - Robots for Disaster Relief: Penn State University, USA - US$4,000. Team members: Randy Schur, Alfredo Ramirez, and John Workinger
3rd Place - Social Cops: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - US$3,000. Team members: Varun Banka, Prukalpa Sankar, and Harjoben Singh
4th Place - SEER: University of Nebraska, USA - US$2,000. Team members: Robert Boulter, Hong-Yen Hoang, Sara Shinn, Marc McCaslin, and Timothy Struble-Larsen
5th Place - GIS-Based Wind Farm Suitability and Planning Study: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA - US$1,000. Team members: Salman Kahrobaee, Dingguo Lu, Tarlan Razzaghi, Anthony L. Nguy-Robertson, and David Gibbs
Smarter Energy Saving System: Florida Tech, USA. Team members: Amit Bedi, Andrew Raharjo, Dan Dan Zhao, and Shiyu Zhao
Real-Time Control of Smart Building Electricity Consumption to Provide Market-Based Regulation Service: Boston University/Cambridge College, USA. Team members: Enes Bilgin, Bowen Zhang, and Enver Bayazit
Organic Waste Diversion Bin: University of British Columbia, Canada. Team members: Oscar Lee, Mauricio Reis, Yohan Jeon, Suri Dong, and Kitty Wong
Foodinger: Encouraging Healthy Habits: University of New South Wales, Australia. Team members: Joseph Gauthier, Peter Slattery, Chen Wang, and Sean Young
For more information about the winning projects and to see these projects displayed, please visit Smarter Planet Students for Success.
Note: All submissions will receive an acknowledgment of participation.
Rapid advances in technology and science provide members of engineering professions with fresh ways to apply technical expertise to improve today’s world. Use your expertise to develop unique learning experiences for future students.
Submissions for the Smarter Planet Challenge: Student Projects Change the World are now being accepted.
First place: US$5,000 for each team
Second place: US$4,000 for each team
Third place: US$3,000 for each team
Fourth place: US$2,000 for each team
Fifth place: US$1,000 for each team