IEEE launches annual Maker Project Competition

May 19th, 2016

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Contestants will have a chance to showcase their talents, win prizes and get mentored by an IEEE member

A new opportunity for the innovative, creative and curious maker to transform problems into technology solutions has opened. IEEE, a technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the annual IEEE Maker Project Competition, welcoming innovators and tech enthusiasts to battle it out for great prizes and the chance to work with an IEEE member. The IEEE Maker Project will be global, open and inclusive, welcoming those ready to showcase their technological prowess and gain wide recognition.

The contest is accepting submissions through September 17, 2016 at Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter and submissions must be an engineering project that was built or created using hardware or software. Submissions must also include an image or video of the tech project, as well as a description. Visitors to the site will be able to share, link, comment and even vote for their favorite submissions.

Tom Coughlin, Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, IEEE Senior Member and lifelong advocate of the maker movement, will serve as the host of this competition. He will be featured in an ongoing video series that will highlight cool projects and events to inspire contestants on the contest website.

“This contest is about the developer and tinkerer in all of us, ready to step on the world stage to show off their engineering talents and hands-on creativity,” says Tom Coughlin, IEEE Senior Member. “This competition embodies the very spirit of making, and lays the foundation for the next generation of maker talent.”

The IEEE Maker Project video series will highlight innovations featured at the 2016 Maker Faire—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. Tom Coughlin will be there on May 21, 2016 to talk tech and scope out the best projects on the show floor.

For a list the full terms and conditions of the IEEE Maker Project contest, please click here for more information.

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