Team Curious Wins Imagine Cup MashUp Prize

July 9, 2009

Team Curious, a Georgia Tech pairing of a College of Computing
alumna and a mechanical engineering student, is getting worldwide
recognition after winning the MashUp category of the 2009 Imagine Cup
competition, sponsored by Microsoft Corp. Team Curious is the only U.S.
group to receive first place honors in one of the nine invitational
categories. Winners were announced July 7.

Members of Team Curious include Kathy Pham, a bachelor's and master's
computing graduate, and Marc Pare, an undergraduate mechanical
engineering major. The program they developed aggregates information
from traditional news sources on the Web and ultimately presents an
authoritative view.

Team Curious was selected from a total of 444 students from 149 teams
representing 70 countries and regions around the world. The Imagine Cup
2009 Worldwide Finals were held in Cairo, Egypt, and included the
following categories: Software Design, Embedded Development, Game
Development, IT Challenge, Robotics and Algorithm, MashUp, Photography,
Short Film and Design.