Spring 2017 Winners

Here they are!


2017 Spring Regular Challenge Winner: 

BetRight: John Lockhart

Disability is a fact of my life but isolation is not. I no longer accept secrecy, silence, prejudice, or discrimination. The OSD exists to make sure that no student with a disability at the University of Chicago has to suffer isolation or discrimination. 

Access UChicago developed through conversations with Stephanie Ban, a first-year in the College. The first time we met for coffee we talked for hours – it was the first time she had talked to another disabled person about her experience. As we continued to talk during the Autumn quarter our frustrations with encountering access barriers, navigating campus, and using existing mobile apps coalesced into a seed of an idea.

2017 Voice-Enabled Applications Focus Challenge Winner: 

EngAGE: EngAGE Team

EngAGE for the Amazon Echo is a product concept that emerged from real life issues faced by older patients, their families, and their physicians every day. Read more...

2017 Cognitive Computing Focus Challenge Winner: 

Advancing the Practices of Teachers (APT): Orrin Murray

IBM staff member Frank Greco and Cornelia Bailey are to apply IBM’s BlueMix Technology (including Watson) and other tools to a variety of teaching data sources.  Read more...