IEEE hosts engineering contest
Combining science, engineering, and creativity, the IEEE is asking people to create an invention that makes life easier, record it in use, and post the video on their website.
As a celebration of their 125th anniversary, IEEE has
created the Engineering Your World contest. Combining science, engineering, and
creativity, the contest asks people to create a piece of technology that makes a
personal space, such as a dorm, apartment, car, or office, more livable or
convenient. Each entrant will record their creation making life easier and post
the video on the IEEE Web site .
The videos and inventions can be funny or serious, contemporary
or futuristic, as long as they work. IEE even gives some examples of useful
inventions, such as the manikin and computer audio combination that filled in
for a sick student in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Each video should be no longer than two minutes and either
posted to YouTube or sent directly to the IEEE. The contest begins on May 13
and runs through August 7, with the judging based equally on if the invention makes
a space more livable and creativity. The grand prize is $500.
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