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IADT Computing Students shortlisted for the Irish Imagine cup software design final on the 30th-April-2009
Two teams from IADT have been shortlisted for the Irish Imagine cup software design final on the 30th-April-2009 at the Science Gallery TCD. This year's theme, "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today” is one of the most challenging and inspirational themes yet. The winners will represent Ireland at the International Final in Egypt in July.
The Millennium Development Goals were agreed upon by 189 nations around the world more than eight years ago. They encompass universally accepted human rights such as freedom from hunger, the right to basic education, the right to health, and a responsibility to future generations. Imagine a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women, and a healthier environment; a world in which developed and developing countries worked in partnership for the betterment of all. This is the theme for this year’s Imagine Cup competition.
The two teams, each comprising of four students, from the Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering programme and the Applied Psychology programme in the Creative Technologies School have designed innovative solutions ,which if implemented could help solve the toughest problems facing us today. Mary Martin, John Allen, Dylan Kelly and Jenna Parsons developed a prototype of an innovative EcoStroll system. Dara Parkes, Oluwaseuin Adams. Keelan Carberry and Claire Coleman designed a prototype of a Health awareness system.
The Software Design Invitational challenges students around the globe to explore their own creativity by using technology to solve what they consider to be challenging problems. Many former winners go on to start their own companies or work at major corporations. Andrew Power, Head of School of Creative Technologies, Dr. Mark Riordan, Head of Department of Technology and Marion Palmer, Head of Department of Learning Sciences and all in IADT wish both teams and their lecturer Marian Mc Donnell all the best in the National final.