Student Mans App to Win

ISE grad student Shaurabh Kumar Singh places 3rd in international contest with his manufacturing app

Many organizations are turning to crowdsourcing to overcome some of their most challenging obstacles. They have discovered that technology and entrepreneurial competitions are a source for new ideas. But the companies aren’t the only ones to benefit, so are the entrants. They receive recognition for their ideas, gain networking opportunities with potential employers and earn cash prizes.

The MTConnect Student Challenge gave ISE grad student Shaurabh Kumar Singh a chance to showcase his engineering skills to over 114, 000 attendees of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Singh placed third in the Application Development Divison with his application “Real-time Digital Verification of Product Manufacturing Data. He won a $5,000 prize.

The Application Development Competition requires students to develop an application that demonstrates innovation and the use of manufacturing intelligence breakthroughs. The judges select the winners based on their ability to create achievable and measurable benefits to manufacturing operations — improving efficiencies, minimizing waste, reducing costs, etc.

The student challenge kicked off IMTS, one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and more than 114,000 buyers and sellers from over 112 countries.

Congratulations Shaurabh!