Windows Embedded Student ChallengE 2006

It’s that time of year again, the Windows Embedded Student Challenge 2006 is open for business.   

Are you ready to change the world? Then enter the third annual Windows ChallengE! The competition challenges undergraduate teams of four—with a faculty mentor —to design a computer-based system that solves a real-world problem. Organized by Microsoft in association with IEEE’s Computer Society International Design Competition, this contest gives all registered Windows ChallengE teams an opportunity to come to Redmond, WA, to present their projects for a chance to win cash prizes. Participating teams also have the opportunity to be selected for the CSIDC finals in Washington, D.C. To get started, make sure to register online today.

This years theme is “Preserving, protecting and enhancing the environment”.

Key Dates

  • Registration ends – December 1st, 2005
  • Interim report submissions due – February 14th, 2006
  • Final reports due – April 16th, 2006
  • Windows Embedded Student ChallengE finalists announced – May 14th, 2006
  • Windows Embedded Student ChallengE finals – June 23rd and 24th, 2006 in Redmond, WA

Registration ends December 1st 2005 – Better get and register!

– Mike

Comments (6)

  1. Kashif says:

    Why so late, we waited till the last moment, were not sure if even the compition would be held or not, thats why did not buy an ebox, instead now we bought a thinClient. The topic of the project is that same as orinally thought about. Can we still take part, are we eligible even though we will not be using an eBox, instead a ThinClient with Windows CE 5.0 operating systems from Microsot.

    Can you please let me know and send me a reply at



  2. David Jones says:

    When was WESC 2006 first published? What happened to the "formal" notifications about this. I found it last week doing a net search. We as this year’s winners weren’t informed that it was up.

    Can I suggest that the Dec 1 deadline be significantly delayed.

    Its a big problem for us in the Southern hemisphere given that the acdemic year has finished for the year.

  3. mikehall says:

    Thanks David, I will ping Nic Sagez (who owns this years event) to see if we can get the dates moved out.

    – Mike

  4. mikehall says:

    Good news everyone, registration has been pushed out to January 22nd 2006.

    – Mike

  5. Nic Sagez says:

    Thanks to all of your feedback, we decided to push back the registration deadline to January 22nd 2006.

    If you have more questions regarding the ChallengE don’t hesitate to email

    Thanks a lot,