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Computer Science students take away Design Challenge and People's Choice Awards

Published on: Thu, 04/19/2018
Last Modified: Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:20pm


Hacking Health Windsor/Detroit IV brought together creative, collaborative professionals and students to team up and design solutions to healthcare challenges over an exciting and inspiring Hacking Health weekend.  More than 200 participants converged upon the St. Clair College South Campus on April 13 & 14 for this Green Shield Canada, St. Clair College and Aphira sponsored event.

Six challenges were revealed and the 38 teams had 24 hours to produce a solution.

Out of the 10 awards available, UWindsor Computer Science students laid claim to two.

The members of joinIN (GREEN SHIELD CANADA DESIGN CHALLENGE WINNER) are:

•             Kayla Bondy

•             Rida Mehdi

•             Marcus Leung

•             Jonathan Krehling

•             Nikola Zagorac

 

The members of SOS Locate ME (People's Choice Award Winner) are:

•             Miso Pijic

•             Ankit Angra (MAC)

•             Sugam Dhalla (MAC)

•             Daren Zaborek

•             Dalibor Loncarevic

 

Special thanks to Johanna Beneteau, Stephanos Mavromoustakos, Pooya Moradian Zadeh and Phillip Olla, for their dedication and support of our UWindsor students.  About 40 Computer Science students from various programs partook, including undergraduates, M.Sc. and Master of Applied Computing students.

Shout out to St. Clair College culinary program for provided the scrumptious meals throughout the day.

Representatives from Green Shield and mentors were impressed with the skills of our Computer Science team members – commenting on their presentation, technical, social networking skills.

Co-founded by WETech Alliance and Tech Town Detroit, Hacking Health is an association of leaders from across multiple sectors - healthcare, technology, design, business - who chose to work together to improve healthcare and foster collaborative innovation in this critical domain.  There are over 60 active chapters in 15 countries and the Windsor chapter is a vibrant and active community.