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BOOM 2014 Coverage and Winners

If you missed it, you can read all about BOOM 2014 here in the Cornell Chronicle's coverage of the event or here in the Ithaca Journal.

Student projects this year covered topics ranging from health apps to big data and social media. Visitors to the event included more than 40 middle schoolers, who were treated to a presentation by the Ithaca High School Code Red Robotics team. Sponsors this year included eBay, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google and Yahoo! who all had representatives at the event with booths telling students more about their organizations. 

The 2014 edition of the technology showcase BOOM – or Bits On Our Minds – featuring students from the College of Engineering and Computing and Information Science took place March 26 at Cornell. In addition to drawing crowds to Duffield Hall, the event drew advance and game-day coverage in regional media and beyond, including the Syracuse Post-Standard, The Ithaca Journal and outlets as far away as the Shreveport Times.

The BOOM 2014 Winners:

People’s Choice Award – CUAUV

Where’s the BOOM? – B33P

GE Imagination at Work Award – Pulso (Assistive Navigation Device for Visually Impaired Individuals)

eBay Innovator’s Award – Speare (Engagement Through Understanding)

Goldman Sachs Award – Pulso (Assistive Navigation Device for Visually Impaired Individuals)

Googleyist Project Award – Definitions Extractions from Code of Federal Regulations

Read more about these great projects here.

If you missed out this year, please keep an eye on the BOOM website next spring for our 2015 event dates.