Nine teams win at Imagine Us competition

Technology challenge invited students to develop technology solutions to everyday problems

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Nine teams win at Imagine Us competition Nine teams from eight UAE schools took top honours at the Imagine US technology challenge held by the Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre and Microsoft Gulf.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  July 1, 2011

Nine teams from across eight schools in the UAE have won various categories in the Imagine Us technology challenge held by the Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre and Microsoft Gulf.

""We strive to prepare a new generation of future leaders by improving their skills in problem solving, creative thinking, scientific research, teamwork and getting away from the conventional method of education which focuses on the book as the only source of knowledge. We are pleased to partner with Microsoft Gulf to take positive steps towards utilising technology for social development. Imagine Us Competition offers high school students a variety of opportunities to develop a wide array of skills and potentials which they can use to design web sites, digital films and graphics. We look forward to the creativity of our children to find solutions that will address the challenges surrounding us in the world today," said Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, ADEC's director general.

The second annual Imagine Us competition asked students in secondary schools to create technology solutions to everyday problems that face society. The competition was held in partnership with Fujitsu and AMD.

Three top teams were chosen in three different categories, the Digital Video category, the Website Design Category and the Graphic Design Category.

The top three teams in the Digital Video Category were; the World Changers from the Al Ma'ali School (Al Ain) in first place, second place went to Malattia Addio Team from the Aishah Bint Abi Baker School (Abu Dhabi) and third place went to the Eco Friendly Team also from the Aishah Bint Abi Baker School (Abu Dhabi).

In the Website Design Category the top teams were; Netstar Team from the Abdul Qader Al Jazaeri School (Abu Dhabi) in first place, second place went to Dalma Team from the Al Farazdaq School (Abu Dhabi) and third place was taken by the 4 Friends Team from the Al Siddique School (Abu Dhabi).

The top three winning teams in the Graphic Design Category were; the UAE Team from the Hunain Secondary School (Abu Dhabi) in first place, the Pure Life Team from the Mu'tah School (Al Gharbiah region) in second place and the Talented Team from the Hunain Secondary School (Abu Dhabi) nabbed third.

"What I have witnessed and seen at the competition stands as great evidence on the ability of high school students to show their inherent skills, ideas and creative thoughts. These will be interpreted into a reality where solutions can be found to solve many problems, communications can be facilitated and ideas can be shared with counterparts and society members in various domains through the use of special programmes especially designed for design and photography," said Rashid Lahej Al Mansouri, director general of Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC).

1028 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Brilliant initiative by Abu dhabi Education Council to bring out creativity among the children. But what next ? Is there a road map to nurture such talent ? Is there a platform to enable winners across the years to share their progress ?
Is there a way to put them to the global platform ?
In other words its imperative to capitalize on the spirit by showing them the road map thus encouraging them to do more, deliver more and learn more .

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