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Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas students excel in Microsoft competition

Engineering students win 3rd place in the 2013 Imagine Cup Competition

30/05/2013


Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas students excel in Microsoft competition

The new application "Learning is Play", developed by students in the Engineering and Software Information Systems programs at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), won third place in the Good Citizens category in the national level of the Global Imagine Cup 2013.

Imagine Cup, organized by Microsoft, is a leading technology competition for students worldwide. The winning UPC students are Paredes Morales, Diana Vonneth, Huamani Lopez, Evert Anderson, Torres Rodriguez, Ray Leonard, Contreras Sanchez and Jose Luis.

The winning team expressed their enthusiasm for the important achievement obtained, highlighting the potential for practical application and continuity of the "Learning is Play" project. This innovative application is a cross-platform solution that allows students between 6 and 11 years to develop their cognitive skills and enhance their knowledge in math, language arts and science, through educational games in different levels. Participants can play via a web page using a Kinect or interact using a tablet with Windows 8. Additionally, parents or guardians can track their achievements.

Congratulations to these great students for this innovative application and the award obtained in this global competition.

This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.