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Previous Cornell Cup Winners

UPDATE: The PSU ECE Team won first place in the Cornell Cup embedded design competition in Orlando on May 5th. After winning a qualifying round last year based upon a detailed project proposal and being awarded funds and Atom development kits, they competed against 22 finalists from across the U.S. Teams were judged on the basis of their projects, demonstrations, and presentations. The PSU Team comprised of Hung Nguyen, Anh Ngo, Hoa Ngyuen, and Thang Vo. The check they are holding above is for $10,000. CONGRATULATIONS!!

To see their poster and all the posters from this year's Capstone students, visit the Capstone Poster Competition on June 8th.  For info and to rsvp, click here.

See their poster here
Link to the MCECS article
Link to The Oregonian article
Link to the Vangard article
Link to The Bend Bulletin article


Ask where PSU ECE students are going next and you'll hear, "WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!"

Hung Nguyen, Anh Ngo, Noa Nguyen and Thang Vo, from our Intel Vietnam Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering were selected as finalists for the Cornell Cup for their concept of a Prescription Drug Identification Device.

Professor Mark Faust saw the potential merging of this competition with the work students were already engaged in from our Capstone projects and suggested students apply. Hung, Anh , Noa and Thang knew they wanted to work on something to do with healthcare and Professor Faust guided them towards the Prescription Drug Identification Device. He then brought them together with Professor Marek Perkowski as their advisor. One week later the students had their application sent in and they soon found out they were selected as finalists.

Hung had said they didn't fully realize the caliber of their acheivement until he saw who they would be up against in the competition - groups from Columbia, M.I.T., Penn State and Purdue among others.

This competition is the first of its kind for Cornell. It is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of embedded technology. The students will work on their project over the course of the academic year and then present it at the two-day summit event at Walt Disney World in May 2012 where they'll attend exciting talks, network with leading engineering company sponsors, and ultimately showcase their original innovative entries to compete for the grand prize of $10,000.

We'll be rooting for them!

You can find out more about them here.