Big Ideas finalists for 2011

This year’s CITRIS White Paper student competition received another set of fantastic, innovative proposals, full of enthusiasm and great ideas for using IT in the service of society. The judges had a very difficult time narrowing them down to the top twelve finalists, who will participate in April 14 poster and judging event:

Finalists for 2011 (in no particular order):
•    From Crop to Cup, from Ariel Chait, Iris Shim, and Seth Garz at UC Berkeley
•    Dynamic GIS mapping of hepatitis B infection and immunization in the Bay Area, from Flora Chang, Adele Feng, David Hui, and Melanie Silvis at UC Berkeley
•    Edumile, from Ankita Goyal, Sean Carey, Satish Polisetti, Vijay Kalangi, Mayur Patnala, James White at UC Berkeley
•    Data in the First Mile: The Case for Shreddr and paper-based data collection, from Kuang Chen at UC Berkeley
•    Crime Fighter: Mobile App That Prevents Crime, from Max Dama, Han Jing, and Nanxi Liu at UC Berkeley
•    UC Technology and Leadership Institute, from Aurelia Rappaport, Jessica Yazmin Herrera, and Harriet Dang at UC Santa Cruz
• China’s 1st Second hand book exchange platform, from Ning Ma and Rebecca Hui at UC Berkeley
•    MobileWorks: Mobile Phone-based Employment for the Developing World, from Anand Kulkarni, Philipp Gutheim, Prayag Narula and David Rolnitzky at UC Berkeley
•    We Are History: A People’s History of Lebanon, from Fabiola Hanna, Danny Do, David Toorani,Khanh-Chu Nguyen, and Simranjit S. Gill at UC Santa Cruz
•    eCoLoci: Web-based platform for communicating ‘place’ and its people from Cynthia Bayley, Tommy Liu, Yael Valerie Perez, Ryan Shelby at UC Berkeley
•    Mapping Asthma: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding air quality, from Jesse Fulton, Levi Goldman and Emily Martinez from UC Santa Cruz
•     Let’s To-Do This from Rousseau Kazi, Ryan Abrams,  Suman Venkataswamy, Bhavik Singh and Andy Wang at UC Berkeley

The poster session and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 14th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Jean & E. Floyd Kvamme Atrium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley. Students from each of these groups will present a poster on their project and be interviewed by the judges, followed by the prese