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2011 USA Imagine Cup For High School Students

USA Imagine Cup
 
 
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Each year hundreds of technical students from around the world complete on the worldwide stage for something akin to the Olympics.  Imagine if your students were among them representing the United States.
 
James Cameron acclaimed and award winning movie maker of the Titanic and Avatar commented on student projects by saying “It’s pretty inspirational to see what they are coming up with… they are really thinking outside the box”.  Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer commented on the Imagine US Finals by saying “Nothing here is science fiction”.  Bill Gates added “Imagine Cup [is] one of my favorite student programming events”.
 
We are working to top last year's Imagine Cup US finals keynotes by James Cameron, Director (Avatar, Titanic) and Karen Cator, Director, Office of Educational Technology, US Dept. of Education and Craig Mundie Chief Research and Strategy Officer Microsoft.  We are off to a good start with Michelle Obama announcing that the Imagine Cup world finals are coming to the US for the first time in 2011 in this video
 
As New York Mayor, Bloomberg recently announced the Imagine Cup world finals are being held in New York in 2011.  With the Imagine Cup world finals being held in New York we believe there will be unparalleled access to and attention from the media and PR opportunities for schools fielding finalist teams.  I have included some of the news coverage of last year's Imagine Cup US finals below..
 
Coverage Highlights:
 
Top Media Outlets
·         Agency France Presse, Avatar's James Cameron pushes tech careers to young, April 26, 2010
·         Fast Company, Student App "Light Alert" Warns Users of Rape Zones, March 25, 2010
·         The Huffington Post, The COOLEST Projects From Microsoft's Imagine Cup (PHOTOS), April 27, 2010
·         The Huffington Post, Experiences from the Imagine Cup National Finals, June 14, 2010
·         Seattle Times, Microsoft's Imagine Cup aims to inspire creativity, July 1, 2010
·         Wired, Looking Back at the Imagine Cup 2010, July 26, 2010
 
Education Trades, Student and Campus Outlets
·         The Chronicle of Higher Education, Imagine Cup Finalists Make Video Games and Software to Solve World's Woes, April 26, 2010
·         DePauw University, Senior Ashley Myers is Again First Runner-Up for Microsoft's Imagine Cup, April 26, 2010
·         eSchool News, Student programmers solve real-world challenges, July 12, 2010
·         Hack College, Imagine Cup: Top 4 Teams in Software Design, April 27, 2010
·         Her Campus, Saving The World One App at a Time: The Imagine Cup 2010, April 27, 2010
·         University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Sights & Sounds Blog, It’s Like the World Cup, With More Imagination, June 25, 2010
 




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