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Final round of product development competition to highlight UCI student innovation

Event:

Ten teams of UC Irvine students representing various disciplines – including computer science, business and the arts – will present projects to a panel of judges during the final round of the Butterworth Product Development Competition. The ninth annual event began in January with 19 teams and more than 60 students. The top three teams will receive cash prizes.

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time: 12:15-3:45 p.m. product demonstrations; 5-6 p.m. awards
Location:

Donald Bren Hall, Room 5011 (bldg. 314, grid H8 on campus map)

Supplemental Information:

Media planning to attend should contact Rizza Barnes at 949-824-1562 or rizza.barnes@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media.

Background:

Organized by the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, the Butterworth Product Development Competition promotes the creation of commercially viable technology and products while fostering entrepreneurship among undergraduate and graduate students. Its namesake, UCI alumnus Paul Butterworth, is chief technical officer of AccessG2 Inc. For more information, visit the competition Web page.

(Note: In addition to the Butterworth competition, the Bren School will hold its annual ICS Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Hosted by the ICS Student Council, the festival includes coding contests, carnival games, a dunk tank and dance performances. More information is available at www.icsday.com.)

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Media Contact

Cathy Lawhon
University Communications
949-824-1151
clawhon@uci.edu

Additional Media Contact

Rizza Barnes
949-824-1562
rizza.barnes@uci.edu

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