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MTConnect Student Challenge Winners Announced at IMTS 2016

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On Monday, Sept. 12, opening day of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016, Tim Shinbara, AMT Vice President – Manufacturing Technology, and Director/Board Member of the MTConnect Institute, announced the MTConnect Student Challenge winners and presented them with awards, which included a trip to IMTS and $22,500 in prize money.

The winning students developed ground-breaking applications that can help manufacturers connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). “These prize-winning applications represent manufacturing's future, and the future looks bright indeed,” said Shinbara.

Ethan Wescoat, a student at Georgia Tech, placed first in the MTConnect Student Challenge for his submission "Monitoring Machines using Excel and MTConnect." Ethan takes home $10,000 for his winning application.

Kathryn Lovell from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute placed second for her application, which uses StepNC data to create a simulation that provides insights into manufacturing efficiency using MTConnect. She takes home $7,500 in prize money.

North Carolina State student Shaurabh Kumar Singh placed third for his application “Real-time Digital Verification of Product Manufacturing Data. He won a $5,000 prize.

Rice University student Samson Zhou also appeared at the awards ceremony as a finalist for his application, "MTLogger."

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