Contest Announcement: 2013 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Young Professional Project

A special thanks to MEM student Zeeshan Shah who shared the following information from Donald McPhail, the Organizing Committee Chair, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2013 ContestYoung Professional Project Contest.

“Applications are now open for the 2013 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Young Professional Project Contest.

“For the inaugural year of the contest, the project problem is to develop a Rural District Health Office Data Connectivity and eHealth Record System. Teams are asked to develop a detailed engineering design specification that outlines the scope of their project, the technical and social problems as they see it, and their proposed solution approach. Teams will then present their solution at GHTC2013 at Silicon Valley, California USA on October 20-23, 2013.

“The contest is open to young professionals from around the world who are under the age of 35, have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in technical or related field (Science or Engineering), or are currently studying towards one, and be creative/socially innovative with a passion for advancing technology and humanity. Applications are open now until March 15, 2013.

“Further information (e.g, contest flyer, application form, and project overview document) can also be found by visiting the contest website, or sending enquiries to”

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