Eight different fantastic BOOM 2013 projects won nine awards at today’s BOOM 2013. This year’s winners are:
People’s Choice – CUAir
Where’s the BOOM? – Splat
eBay Innovator’s Award – StuffSwap
Facebook Hacker Award – Francois BarBot: Mechanical Bartender
GE: Imagination at Work Award – Bringing the Outside Back in with SUNN: Dynamic, Energy Efficient Lights with Health Benefits
Goldman Sachs Award – Public Spheres: Ideas Taking Shape
Googleyist Project – 6 Degrees of Bacon
Morgan Stanley Innovation Award – EmoDetect: Smart Emotion Detection from Facial Expressions
Yahoo! Student Research Award – EmoDetect: Smart Emotion Detection from Facial Expressions
Congratulations to our winners and to all student teams that participated in BOOM 2013! Thanks for another amazing BOOM.
With just two days to go until BOOM 2013, the final slate of awards up for grabs has been announced. In addition to the two legacy awards: Where’s the BOOM? and People’s Choice, projects will be vying for five additional cash prizes and two other awards offering prizes of unique and highly coveted sponsor swag.
The recipient of Where’s the BOOM? is selected annually by a committee of faculty. People’s Choice is selected by popular vote. For the second year in a row, all BOOM attendees will be invited to vote for their favorite project electronically. Computers will be available for People’s Choice voting by the BOOM Registration Table. Where’s the BOOM? and People’s Choice will be awarded at the BOOM awards ceremony beginning at 5:45 pm. All other awards — which are selected by our company partners — will be presented to winning teams directly between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. and the winning teams will be announced at the awards ceremony.
Here’s the full list of BOOM 2013 awards:
Facebook Hacker Award (non-cash surprise swag)
Googleyist Project (non-cash surprise swag)
Morgan Stanley Innovation Award ($250 cash prize)
eBay Innovator’s Award ($500 cash prize)
GE: Imagination at Work Award: ($500 cash prize)
Goldman Sachs Award ($500 cash prize)
Yahoo! Student Research Award ($500 cash prize)
Where’s the BOOM? ($500 cash prize)
People’s Choice Award ($500 cash prize)
Project submission has been extended for BOOM 2013. All projects must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 28, 2013.
Win Prizes! Show off your hard work! Impress your friends, faculty and representatives from companies like eBay, GE, Google, Yahoo!, Morgan Stanley, Facebook, and Goldman Sachs. Student technology projects from all disciplines welcome.
We look forward to seeing your work at BOOM! For more information about presenting, see the project guidelines.
With just over two weeks to go until BOOM 2013, the projects currently stated to be presented at the annual high tech event promise to be as exciting and diverse as ever. Among the projects include well-known and long-standing student teams from CUAir and CUAUV, representing their advances in autonomous air and underwater vehicle research. Other projects include mobile gaming apps, such as “6 Degrees of Bacon,” a clever play on the popular meme about the ubiquitous actor, “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” which finds the shortest path on Wikipedia from any page to the page about bacon, the ubiquitous meat; and SUNN, an internet connected lightbulb that mimics outdoor light patterns in any part of the world, indoors. To learn about all of the BOOM 2013 projects, visit the List of Projects page.
Project submission is now open for BOOM 2013. All projects must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 18, 2013. We look forward to seeing your work at BOOM! For more information about presenting, see the project guidelines.
Check out the video and article in today’s (3/29) Ithaca Journal. Sandeep Gangundi, Marc Vaz and Xiyu Wang demonstrate their Air Draino that will be part of BOOM on April 4.