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AUD Green Jam Team Wins Regional Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2017 and Heads to World Finals
School of Engineering Green Jam Team Wins Regional Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2017.
23/05/2017
We are going to Seattle! The School of Engineering at AUD is proud to announce its students Jamil El Helou, Abdulrahman Bin Haider and Mohamed Hassan, Green Jam team members, advancing to the World Finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2017, to be held in Seattle this July.
 
All World Finalist teams win an all-expenses paid trip to the World Finals, where they will compete with the best and brightest teams from across the globe for the title of World Champion, $100,000 cash prize and the chance to take home the Imagine Cup! Six teams from Middle East and Africa region advanced to the Finals on May 20th.
 
Green Jam’s project "Dubai Recycling Initiative" aims to turn recycling into second-nature for citizens of the future, through a reward system that encourages users to recycle on a daily basis. By placing automated recycle stations at target areas, users can take their consumer recyclable materials to the recycle station, log in using their Emirates ID, and place their recyclable materials in the bin. The bin will sort the items into designated bins and reward points that can be used for simple tasks such as recharging mobile phones with credit, or topping up public transportation cards. "Encouraging recycling through reward points incentives is a feasible solution to a sustainable future for generations to come, we are excited to advance to the semi-finals and honored to represent the UAE, we will make you proud!," commented members of Green Jam, students of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
 
"This is an opportunity to congratulate and acknowledge our students for their efforts developing projects of high caliber and winning in such a competitive environment," commented Dr. Hicham Elzabadani, Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and supervisor of team Green Jam. "The School's mission to provide students with the knowledge needed for technical excellence in Engineering, while encouraging them to expand their creativity and innovation, is evident in such accomplishments," he added.

Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, Dean of the School of Engineering, also expressed his gratitude for the students and especially their supervisor; who dedicated time and effort, and ensured support as well as guidance throughout the process to provide students with the inspiration and tools to excel. He said: "Receiving notable recognition is a testament to AUD's faculty; their efforts and mentoring are essential to help propel the engineers of the future."

Imagine Cup has become a global phenomenon since its first tournament in 2003. For the past 15 years, it has been the world's premier student technology competition, where Microsoft has provided a global platform for students to turn their dreams into reality. Students from across the globe build amazing teams to bring their biggest, boldest ideas to life. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel and prizes and for the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup!
 
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