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Congrats to the expoSItion Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the exposition yesterday—particularly to the student exhibitors—for without you there would be no expo. Thank you for showcasing SI in such a positive light! And thank you to the audience who took time out of your busy schedules to attend the expo and support these students in their efforts. Feedback from the audience indicated that it was a great success! Projects and presentations were all impressive which made the voting difficult.

We have counted the votes, and the winners are…

Best Overall Project Presentations:
• 1st place: $750 mibo: Get Walking (Students - Malhar Gupta, Kathryn McCurdy, Eunkyoung Song, Xiaowen Zhang)
• 2nd place: $500 Food Buddha (Kiran Jagadeesh, Urmila Kashyap, Jacob Solomon, Weihua Wang)
• 3rd place: $250 Night Beacon (Students - Yi-Wei Chia, Garima Garg, Michael Harmala, Taeho Ko)
• Honorable Mention: $100 NexText (Students - Derek Blancey, Natalia Fisher, Amanda Kosater, Ari Parnes, Matthew Scheinerman)

Voting was based on the following criteria:
Be related to the SI curriculum; most attractive display, best presentation, most innovative topic, most applicable to the real world

Best Social Computing Project Presentations:
• 1st place: $500 Talking Points (Students - Zhenan Hong, Hanna Jung, Amy Kuo, Jane Leibrock, Sonali Mishra, Clint Newsom, Sangmi Park, Eunice Shin, Gary Suen, Jordan Washburn, Sui Yan, Rayoung Yang)
• 2nd place: $250 Peregrine (Students - Divye Bokdia, Simon Ng, Manaswi Shukla, Kshitiz Singh, Saul Wyner)

Voting was based on the following criteria:
Be related to social computing—either an analysis of patterns of interaction or a software application that supports connection, interaction, or coordination; most attractive display, best presentation, most innovative topic, most applicable to the real world.

Best Community Information Project Presentations:
• 1st place: $200 NexText (Students - Derek Blancey, Natalia Fisher, Amanda Kosater, Ari Parnes, Matthew Scheinerman)
• 2nd place: $100 Zydeco (Students - Alex Pompe, Clara Cahill, Alex Kuhn, Shannon Schmoll)
• 3rd place: $50 FootPrints (Students - Janani Bhuvaneswari, Kumar Mayank)

Voting was based on the following criteria:
Be related to community informatics - demonstrating a relevant and significant outreach and accommodation towards social justice, access, and/or community empowerment; most attractive display, best presentation, most innovative topic, most applicable to the real world.

Thank you again to our sponsors, for without them, these fabulous awards would not be possible: John Deere Corporation, Microsoft Research, and Yahoo!

Thank you to the CIC sponsored award—as your contribution provided a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase the work they are doing in the area of Community Information.

Thank you to the expo student planning team for your publicity efforts AND a special thank you goes out to Shamille Orr, Career Development Assistant extraordinaire—whose exceptional organizational skills and patience directly impacted the success of both the exposition and the Networking Fair!

Congratulations to all of the winners on a great job!

Posted by kkowatch at March 26, 2010 04:13 PM

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