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Join us for lunch and a tech-focused workshop about an innovation competition, where we will discuss drivers and blockers in the manufacturing industry and how students’ bright ideas could help solve the industry’s issues for a chance to win up to $33,000 in cash prizes! This lunch-and-learn event may be of special interest to students and faculty in engineering and computer science, so be sure to invite your students. Lunch will be served.

MTConnect Student Challenge Info Session & Workshop
Thursday, December 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Memorial Union, Room 242-Tempe campus [map]

The MTConnect Student Challenge is a prize-based innovation competition that is open to all enrolled college students who have innovative ideas and applications that utilize the MTConnect standard— an open, non-proprietary standard intended to foster better communication between manufacturing devices, and ultimately help create the future of the Industrial Internet.

This event will focus on getting attendees quickly up to speed on MTConnect, possible tools they may need to work with the data, and pointers to open source technology to begin their work with a minimal learning curve and startup cost.

We encourage all students, faculty, and education professionals to join us to learn more about the challenge — which could also serve as a rewarding thesis topic, internship or capstone project. This event and competition may be of special interest to students studying engineering and computer science.

Sponsored by the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense-Wide Manufacturing Science and Technology (DMS&T) Program.

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