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Mahidol University students received Awards from Microsoft Imagine Cup 2009 Competition



Two student teams from the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT), Mahidol University received the second runners-up award and the honourable consolation prizes from the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2009 competition. Dr. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Minister of Science and Technology presided over at the award ceremony held at Napalai Ballroom, Dusit Thani Hotel on 13 May, 2009. The Imagine Cup competition represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to promoting creativity and IT skills amongst youngsters by giving them an international platform upon which they can showcase their talents to the world.

The global theme of this year's Imagine Cup competition is "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the problems facing us today." All students who take part in the Imagine Cup competition are challenged to turn their creative ideas into a real IT application that can be showcased during the contest, with the chance to potentially turn it into a business reality.

The 'Ice Tea' team with their 'Group Trade' application designed to promote business trading opportunities in underprivileged areas won the second runners-up prize, and the 'Last Idea' team with their 'HealthMap' application designed to provide health information won the honorable consolation prize. The first prize was awarded to the 4th year undergraduate students in the 'CSCU' team from Chulalongkorn University with their 'Meddy' application, which utilizes video conference and rule-base medical diagnostic features to tackle the issue of limited medical services in rural areas.

The members of the 'Ice Tea' team are:
Chalalai Chaihirunkarn, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)
Tipajin Thaipisutikul, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)
Thitipong Kanjanapa, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)
Thanapol Noraset, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)

The members of the 'Last Idea' team are:
Weerada Ngampairojpibul, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)
Pattadon Banthoonipit, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)
Nantapol Rattanapolwachirawadee, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)
Achawin Wongyota, 3rd year undergraduate student (FICT)


Post Date : June 17, 2009

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