Student CITRIS competition – $45K in prizes

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is proud to announce the sixth annual CITRIS White Paper competition as a part of Berkeley Big Ideas. This year, $45K in cash prizes will be given away to the best ideas that demonstrate the ability of IT to address a major societal challenge. The contest is open to students from all four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Davis. More information is available, along with a list of last year’s winners. All submissions are due by 5 p.m. PST on March 7, 2011.

CITRIS is interested in stimulating new thinking on a broad range of social benefits of information technology in areas such as: energy and the environment, health, education and life-long learning, democratic governance, response to natural and man-made disasters, transportation, delivery of government services, quality of life for people with disabilities, economic opportunity for low-income communities, arts and culture, and the effectiveness of non-profit organizations.

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