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Students' Strong Showing at Imagine Cup Noted in Chronicle

Students' Strong Showing at Imagine Cup Noted in Chronicle

May 18, 2009

MangoBunnies inCambridge, Mass.jpgMay 18, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "Microsoft, a company always interested in young software developers, likes to encourage them to tackle real-world problems," writes the Chronicle of Higher Education's Josh Fischman. "That's the goal of its worldwide student competition, the Imagine Cup, and the U.S. winners were announced earlier this month ... The first runner-up was also the first all-women team to reach the finals in the cup's seven-year history. From DePauw University, Team MangoBunnies developed software that helps HIV and AIDS patients by sending medication schedules and instructions directly to their smartphones or PDA's. It also retrieves information about user history." (top photo, l-r: Vongskul, Donahue and Myers at the competition)

You'll find the complete article -- "Students Take Honors in Microsoft Tech Contest" -- at the Chronicle's Web site.

Imagine_cup.jpgTeam MangoBunnies is composed of Erin Donahue, who graduated from DePauw yesterday, and Ashley Myers, who will be a senior in the fall, as well as Malisa Vongskul, a student at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). Learn more in this recent story.

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education