3 FUTA students bag award on software creation
On July 4, 2011 ? In News
BY DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE? THREE final year students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, in Ondo State have won the Nigerian version of a Microsoft-sponsored software creation competition to represent the country in the United States.
The students are David Olaniyan of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Taiwo Orogbangba of the Computer Science Department and Toluwanimi Kolawole of Agriculture Science Department.
They are expected to travel to the US next week where they will compete with others across the world in using software to solve socio-economic and medical problems.
Speaking with newsmen, the students? spokesman, David Olaniyan said, ?our team came up with a software solution we named Medicare and it is aimed at enabling the provision of accessible, affordable and quality health care to all.
Medicare has its primary target as developing and underdeveloped countries where the doctor to patient ratio is alarmingly small.?
Medicare leverages the efforts and skill of the few available doctors in these countries to reach the millions of rural community dwellers who do not have access to quality and professional health care.?
?Part of the US competition is a ?Peoples? Choice Award? where people across the globe would vote online for a particular team. So, we solicit for votes from Nigerians. are to represent the country at the international finals coming up in New York, USA on the 8thto 13thof July, 2011.
We are to compete with the winners from other countries by presenting our software solution to a panel of judges. The project was accessed for the Problem Definition, Solution and Innovation, Technical Architecture, Business Viability and Presentation.?