Ga. Tech Team Receives Top Honors in 2009 Imagine Cup

Team Curious Places First in MashUp Category

A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology received worldwide recognition during the 2009 Imagine Cup competition sponsored by Microsoft Corp. Georgia Tech's Team Curious, placed first in the competition's MashUp category, the only U.S. group to receive first place honors in one of the nine invitational categories. Members of Team Curious include Marc Pare, a mechanical engineering student and Kathy Pham, a computer science student. The program they developed aggregates information from traditional news sources on the Web and ultimately presents an authoritative view. Team Curious was selected from a total of 444 students from 149 teams representing 70 countries and regions around the world. The Imagine Cup 2009 Worldwide Finals were held in Cairo, Egypt, and included the following categories: Software Design, Embedded Development, Game Development, IT Challenge, Robotics and Algorithm, MashUp, Photography, Short Film and Design.