Ateneans Sweep 2009 Mobile App Competition !

Students from Ateneo de Manila and Ateneo de Davao universities dominated this year's SMART Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) Innovation and Excellence Awards.

The top prize amounting to P500,000 went to a team from Ateneo de Manila for a project called “Smart Goods”. The team from Ateneo De Davao University, on the other hand, won the P300,000 pesos Second Prize for a project combining global positioning system (GPS) and a geographic information system. The P150,000 Third prize went to another Ateneo de Manila team for its “Iwas Baha” project --

Both Ateneo de Manila and Ateneo de Davao likewise received grants from SWEEP amounting to the prize won by their winning teams.

The top team from Ateneo de Manila, mentored by Ronell Sicat, is composed of  Marc Ericson Santos, Adrian Khan and Carlos Miguel Lacson. Their "Smart Goods" project aims to create an application that will allow people not only to donate to their chosen communities online but also to invite their friends and family to do the same.

Over 70 teams from various universities across the country joined this year's SWEEP competition with the theme focusing on disaster relief and helping victims recover.

“We hope to engage more schools in future competitions and to encourage students to pursue careers in research and development,” shared Ramon Isberto, Smart Communications Public Affairs Group Head.

[via Inquirer and Maxlimpag]

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