Sign up for the First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge — begins April 1

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Competitions | 0 comments

Elevate. Endure. Support. tagline for the UAS First Responder Challenge.The First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge is a competition specifically designed to crowd-source as many inventive drone designs as possible for first responders. Will you push the innovation envelope and accept our invitation to be the “Last Drone Standing?”

The Challenge presents a unique opportunity to use your ingenuity and hardware build expertise to design a drone prototype that will fly for the longest time possible while carrying a 10-pound payload. Competition awards up to $552K in prizes will be awarded to the top three best designs that meet program requirements, and also include a variety of ‘best-in-class’ awards for specific drone capabilities. You and your team will be directly helping to advance UAS technology focused on supporting the needs of the public safety community and its stakeholders.

The competition will be launched on April 1, 2020, and is open to individuals, groups, entrepreneurs, university students, research and development projects, and companies within the United States. More details are coming soon.

Sign up for updates including notification of the official Challenge launch notice or download the flyer.

NIST is the Federal Laboratory for promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.  PSCR, a division of NIST, acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory for the public safety community to accelerate the adoption and implementation of only the most critical public safety technologies.

This Invitation Challenge comes to you by Capital Consulting Corporation and ASURE under contact with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communication Research Division.

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Undergrads: Participate in the DataFest 2020 Hackathon, March 20–22

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Competitions, Students |

DataFest 2020

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DataFest is a nationally-coordinated undergraduate competition in which teams of two to five students work over a weekend to extract insight from a rich and complex data set.

Previous years’ data sets have included crime data from the Los Angeles Police Department, dating data from eHarmony, energy use data from GridPoint, and sales data from Ticketmaster. This year’s data set will be revealed at the opening of the event on Friday evening. At the conclusion of the competition, each team will have five minutes to make a presentation to our panel of judges. In addition to a Best in Show award, we will give awards such as Best Visualization and Best Use of External Data.

This is a great way to gain experience working with data. Past participants of DataFest have gone to job interviews able to describe technical challenges overcome, explain how they work under time-pressure, and talk about their thoughts on solving real-life data problems.

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Win your share of $50K via ASU’s Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge — apply for Venture Devils by February 28

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Competitions, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge

Are you ready to integrate voice or ambient computing technologies into your current products, services, research or operations? If so, we challenge you to apply and compete for $50K in available seed grant funding via ASU’s Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge.

All ASU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community innovators are encouraged to apply.

Apply to ASU Venture Devils to be pre-qualified for the Amazon Alexa funding track by Friday, February 28, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.!

Need help on your application or have other questions? Please email Brent.Sebold@asu.edu

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Graduates: Decorate your mortarboard to win Fulton Schools swag!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Competitions, Spirit and Traditions |

Rev up your creativity and get your glue guns ready! Students will be recognized during the Fulton Schools Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, for their mortarboard decorations. It’s a great chance to win some Fulton Schools swag!

See some of our favorites from past ceremonies and last semester’s winners.

No time to design your own? Download and print one of our pre-made mortarboard toppers!

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