The Windows Embedded Student ChallengE 2006 is an international undergraduate student competition organized by the Microsoft Windows Mobile and Embedded Devices group.
The competition is aimed primarily at computer engineering students although one does see interest from CS, MIS etc. The contest is run in association with IEEE’s Computer Society (CSIDC).
Based on the theme “Preserving, protecting and enhancing the environment,” the goal of this year's competition is to give students the opportunity to participate in an engineering design competition that helps build skills both with hardware as well as applications. Teams must configure, build, debug and deploy a Windows CE image on the provided hardware, on top of which they will build their application(s).
Registration for the contest ends 22 January 2006 and the contest culminates with the world finals in Redmond in June.
Key Dates are:
Registration ends - 22 January 2006
Interim report submissions due – 14 February 2006
Final reports due – 16 April 2006
Windows Embedded Student ChallengE finalists announced - 14 May 2006
Windows Embedded Student ChallengE finals - 23-24 June 2006 in Redmond, WA