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IEEE Announces Winners of Global Student Competition for Humanitarian Endeavors in Science, Engineering and Technology

25 June 2009 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, today announced the winners of its inaugural IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition. The competition recognizes students who developed unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community and/or humanity as a whole. The IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition is part of the global celebration of IEEE's 125th Anniversary.

"The IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition provided students from across the globe with an opportunity to use their engineering and technology skills, and to express their creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership to make a positive impact on humanity,” said John Vig, IEEE President and chair of the 125th Anniversary committee. "This contest not only successfully engaged students worldwide, it also helped stimulate their inherent passion for helping mankind and making a real difference."

Representatives from the top three  teams will accept their awards in-person on 25 June 2009 at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., USA.