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SAIC competition awards UAH student teams more than $15,000

Huntsville, Ala. (May 3, 2013) - How can the technologies of today help international efforts to provide effective humanitarian aid around the globe?

The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) recently sought solutions from top undergraduate students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), for this technical case study entitled "Modernizing Deployment and Coordination of Humanitarian Aid."

Six student teams at UAH were awarded more than $16,000 in scholarship money for their participation in the SAIC competition. The student teams were required to submit a written response to the case study. Upon the group's selection by a panel of judges, teams would then present their responses to the judges and winners were selected. Students were tasked with outlining a modern-day strategy for the deployment and coordination of humanitarian aid, and developing a more effective support system for people in countries who need it the most, including those suffering under violent conflict, and natural disasters.

The first place team, winning $10,000 in scholarship money was Caroline Bryson, Nursing and Engineering; Jacob Bryson, Engineering; and Joseph Finney, Engineering. The second place team was awarded $4,000 in scholarship money and members include Henrique Casagrande, Engineering; Kenneth LaBlanc, Engineering; Josh Thorne, Engineering; and Laura Brookshire, Liberal Arts. The third place team won $2,000 in scholarship money they are Craig Hunt, Engineering; Henry Hiller, Engineering; Crystal Bell, Nursing; Sarah Klimko, Liberal Arts; and Eryn Johnson, Liberal Arts. Additionally, SAIC awarded each of the three remaining teams $500 to divide for their efforts in participating in the competition.

The competition provides an opportunity to network with faculty and students from across the university, as well as professionals from the Huntsville area. In addition, SAIC managers use the competition as a resource for finding highly qualified candidates for internships and future employment opportunities. The annual contest was open to all university undergraduate students.

The first place team, winning $10,000 in scholarship money was Caroline Bryson, Nursing and Engineering; Jacob Bryson, Engineering; and Joseph Finney, Engineering.

The first place team, winning $10,000 in scholarship money was Caroline Bryson, Nursing and Engineering; Jacob Bryson, Engineering; and Joseph Finney, Engineering.

The second place team was awarded $4,000 in scholarship money and members include Henrique Casagrande, Engineering; Kenneth LaBlanc, Engineering; Josh Thorne, Engineering; and Laura Brookshire, Liberal Arts.

The second place team was awarded $4,000 in scholarship money and members include Henrique Casagrande, Engineering; Kenneth LaBlanc, Engineering; Josh Thorne, Engineering; and Laura Brookshire, Liberal Arts.

The third place team won $2,000 in scholarship money they are Craig Hunt, Engineering; Henry Hiller, Engineering; Crystal Bell, Nursing; Sarah Klimko, Liberal Arts; and Eryn Johnson, Liberal Arts.

The third place team won $2,000 in scholarship money they are Craig Hunt, Engineering; Henry Hiller, Engineering; Crystal Bell, Nursing; Sarah Klimko, Liberal Arts; and Eryn Johnson, Liberal Arts.

For more information contact:
Joyce Anderson-Maples (256) 824.2101
maplesj@uah.edu


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