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We're excited to welcome students back for the start of a sunny summer quarter! ☀️

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Learn more about the future of the cloud and tech industries from Merrie Williamson, Corporate VP of Azure Infrastructure in a virtual talk this upcoming Tuesday, April 26, at 5:00 p.m. Learn about new advancements in the cloud and tech industries, and what the next generation of innovators will contribute. Merrie is responsible for Microsoft’s global commercial sales, strategy and execution for the core multi-billion dollar Azure business.⁠
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Before joining Microsoft Merrie worked in the technology sector for over 20 years. She directed strategic investments in products from technical inception to launch, typically in a cutting-edge area for the business, bringing together organizations, corporate partnerships, and leading sales teams to deliver revenue. With a background in Manufacturing Engineering, Merrie is ardent about finding solutions for the under-representation of women and underrepresented people in STEM and sales. ⁠
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RSVP: https://forms.zohopublic.com/gix/form/Registrationfor042622MerrieWilliamsonTalk/formperma/Um1BupiEOcL1ED21I18lri0Oc2rFv2ieJnTZiV2qCHM⁠

Learn more about the future of the cloud and tech industries from Merrie Williamson, Corporate VP of Azure Infrastructure in a virtual talk this upcoming Tuesday, April 26, at 5:00 p.m. Learn about new advancements in the cloud and tech industries, and what the next generation of innovators will contribute. Merrie is responsible for Microsoft’s global commercial sales, strategy and execution for the core multi-billion dollar Azure business.⁠

Before joining Microsoft Merrie worked in the technology sector for over 20 years. She directed strategic investments in products from technical inception to launch, typically in a cutting-edge area for the business, bringing together organizations, corporate partnerships, and leading sales teams to deliver revenue. With a background in Manufacturing Engineering, Merrie is ardent about finding solutions for the under-representation of women and underrepresented people in STEM and sales. ⁠

RSVP: https://forms.zohopublic.com/gix/form/Registrationfor042622MerrieWilliamsonTalk/formperma/Um1BupiEOcL1ED21I18lri0Oc2rFv2ieJnTZiV2qCHM⁠
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 GIX Innovation Competition! ⁣
First prize is awarded to Cody Birkland, Amy Swanson, and Lloyd Dees of Team Ultropia. Their project uses ultrasonic energy to clean and dry clothing, resulting in significant energy usage reduction and increased access to clean clothes for those around the world. Judges were impressed with both the technical aspect of the team’s work, as well as the plan for bringing their solution to the market. Team Ultropia wins the first prize of $8,000 and three #Oculus Quest 2s. (Pictured) ⁣
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Second prize is awarded to Tantai Davis, Jessie Zhao, Euphie Zhao, Niall O’Rourke, and Taihong Chen of Team FuchsiaBand. Their project combines motion tracking with a custom software solution that aims to help the post-operative rehabilitation of breast cancer surgery through motivation, gamification, and instruction. Judges were impressed by the team’s efforts to improve the lives of a very targeted group and the public at large, as well as the solution's low cost and ease of use. Team FuchsiaBand wins the second prize of $5,000. ⁣
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Third prize is awarded to Sai Jayanth Kalisi, Khai  Lam, and Stefhany Alves Ferreira of Team Osto-Mate. Their project uses phone LiDAR scanning to give ostomy users the ability to create custom fitted, low-cost ostomy wafers. These custom wafers reduce pain and the risk of infection, while simultaneously costing less than traditional hand-cut wafers. Judges were impressed by the novel approach, affordability, and high-quality demo. Team Osto-Mate wins the third prize of $2,000. ⁣
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Honorable mentions go to teams Mind Mine and Signal Technologies. Mind Mine is a remote monitoring application for mental health and wellness, and Signal Technologies has created software that helps visually impaired people identify foods with ingredients to which they are allergic.
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Congratulations to all of the finalists and our thanks to all entrants. We encourage everyone to continue developing these novel solutions to improve the lives of people at home around the world. ⁣
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Again, thank you to our sponsors @meta and the Mitsubishi Corporation of the Americas.

#gixinnovationcompetition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 GIX Innovation Competition! ⁣
First prize is awarded to Cody Birkland, Amy Swanson, and Lloyd Dees of Team Ultropia. Their project uses ultrasonic energy to clean and dry clothing, resulting in significant energy usage reduction and increased access to clean clothes for those around the world. Judges were impressed with both the technical aspect of the team’s work, as well as the plan for bringing their solution to the market. Team Ultropia wins the first prize of $8,000 and three #Oculus Quest 2s. (Pictured) ⁣

Second prize is awarded to Tantai Davis, Jessie Zhao, Euphie Zhao, Niall O’Rourke, and Taihong Chen of Team FuchsiaBand. Their project combines motion tracking with a custom software solution that aims to help the post-operative rehabilitation of breast cancer surgery through motivation, gamification, and instruction. Judges were impressed by the team’s efforts to improve the lives of a very targeted group and the public at large, as well as the solution's low cost and ease of use. Team FuchsiaBand wins the second prize of $5,000. ⁣

Third prize is awarded to Sai Jayanth Kalisi, Khai Lam, and Stefhany Alves Ferreira of Team Osto-Mate. Their project uses phone LiDAR scanning to give ostomy users the ability to create custom fitted, low-cost ostomy wafers. These custom wafers reduce pain and the risk of infection, while simultaneously costing less than traditional hand-cut wafers. Judges were impressed by the novel approach, affordability, and high-quality demo. Team Osto-Mate wins the third prize of $2,000. ⁣

Honorable mentions go to teams Mind Mine and Signal Technologies. Mind Mine is a remote monitoring application for mental health and wellness, and Signal Technologies has created software that helps visually impaired people identify foods with ingredients to which they are allergic.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and our thanks to all entrants. We encourage everyone to continue developing these novel solutions to improve the lives of people at home around the world. ⁣

Again, thank you to our sponsors @meta and the Mitsubishi Corporation of the Americas.

#gixinnovationcompetition
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June 16, 2022

Exploring Borderless Collaboration with Web 3.0

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Students in the MS in Technology Innovation program recently participated in a two-day workshop on Web 3.0, a next generation of web technology built on blockchain. Day one of the Web 3 workshop, led by tech entrepreneurs Chris Banbury of Vision and Ehsan Shariati of Functionland, introduced MSTI students to the basics of Web 3 ( … )

April 05, 2022

University of Washington Students Win Microsoft Imagine Cup…

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This March, thousands of students from across the Americas competed in the regional finals of this year’s Microsoft’s Imagine Cup. Now in its 20th year, the competition challenges students to address social issues in the areas of earth, education, health, or lifestyle using technology. Team Melodic, composed of Xiaoyang Qiu, Jinyao Ouyang, and Shuoxuan Wang ( … )

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