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Howard Students Earn Top Spot, Top Dollar in Intel Corporation Design Challenge

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Photo of the Howard University Intel Corporation Design Team.

By André Nicholson

WASHINGTON (June 2, 2010) – Engineering, computer science, and business students at Howard University earned the $10,000 first place award after presenting a technical solution and business model as part of the Intel Corporation Design Challenge.

The challenge was a six month competition that allowed students to showcase their talents and experience cutting-edge research opportunities while working on real life problems.

The challenge aims to (1) promote Intel interaction with university students and professors and build stronger partnerships; (2) Provide insight and experience to Intel technology; (3) Demonstrate how real-life problems get translated into engineered, funded solutions; (4) Promote leading-edge research opportunities at targeted schools; and (5) Increase capabilities via selective high-impact research and curriculum investments.

This year the Howard University Student design team won the first place award against North Carolina A&T. Students at Howard were tasked with presenting a solution to a Predictive WiMax performance and behavioral characterization issue. Dr. John Trimble, associate professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Science, served as the lead faculty mentor along with Dr. Charles Kim, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who served as co-faculty mentor.

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS) is one of Howard University's 12 schools and colleges. CEACS is composed of the School of Engineering and Computer Sciences and the School of Architecture and Design.The CEACS is home to six academic departments offering accredited undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.




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