Top Engineering Students to Square Off at Cornell Cup USA by Intel
Newswise - ITHACA, N.Y. - This spring, the best and the brightest among U.S. college engineering students will return to Walt Disney World to show off their creations at the second annual Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel.
This year's competition will feature 30 teams from 18 institutions throughout the country demonstrating their creations: from leaf-raking robots and water purification systems to brain-controlled health care devices. The goal of the Cornell Cup is to challenge student design teams to use the latest Intel Atom board to create embedded technology devices that address real-world needs and offer real-world ready solutions worthy of a tech investor's eye.
After months of work - moving from concept through design to construction - the teams will travel to Walt Disney World for a two-day, expo-style event May 3-4 to show off their creations and be measured by a panel of judges for a $10,000 grand prize. Second-place ($5,000) and third-place ($2,500) prizes will also be awarded. New this year, student design teams are being challenged to make their embedded design journey available to the media, with teams maintaining a "multimedia online chronicle" of their efforts from selection as a finalist through the eve of event itself.