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Outreach Programs

Now more than ever, technology is capable of addressing the issues that we face both as individuals and as a society. Our outreach programs provide opportunities for students to explore new technology areas and help solve problems together.

GIX Innovation Competition

Undergraduates & Recent Graduates Compete to Improve Health, Wellness, and the Environment.

The GIX Innovation Competition is an annual competition that invites undergraduates and recent graduates to create a novel technological solution to a new theme selected each year.

For 2022, competitors were challenged to advance technology at home to improve health, wellness, and the environment while competing for $15,000 in cash and prizes!

Team Ultropia’s project uses ultrasonic energy to clean and dry clothing, resulting in significantly reduced energy usage and increased access to clean clothes for those around the world.

Access Computing Program

Undergraduates Work to Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities

The Access Computing Summer Program invites the next generation of global talent in computer science and related fields to develop highly impactful solutions that address the lack of assistive technology for people with disabilities. Interns in this three-month program will be able to practice a variety of human-centered design methods to develop novel sensing techniques, user-friendly interfaces, and cutting-edge computer technologies.

The Access Computing Summer Program also includes lectures on topics within ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction from academic and industry speakers.