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Two ASU teams are among 11 finalists in the Microsoft Imagine Cup US finals to be held April 8-11, 2011.

In the Game Design category: Team EDO members Ryan Scott and Travis Sein, both undergraduates in computer science, have been selected for their WordMine project. WordMine is a simple and fun word game for Windows Phone 7. The game focuses on fast word recognition for a variety of different languages. The goal is to assist users in learning new words for whichever language they chose while having fun.

In the Software Design category: Team Note-Taker makes a second appearance at the competition finals. The team was awarded the 1st place Touch & Tablet Accessibility Award at the 2010 Imagine Cup Worldwide finals.  2011 team members include David Hayden, graduate student in computer science, Michael Astrauskas, undergraduate in electrical engineering, Qian Yan, graduate student in industrial design and Shashank Srinivas, graduate student in computer science. Their project is an assistive technology called the Note-Taker, which helps low-vision and legally blind students take notes in class as quickly, and with the same ease, as their fully-sighted peers.

The teams were chosen from 135 software design projects and 89 game projects.

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