Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Two CGCC student teams take first place at Avnet Tech Games

Two Chandler-Gilbert Community College student teams achieved first place in two different competitions at the Spring 2013 Avnet Tech Games on April 13. More than 70 community colleges and local, national and international universities participated in the event.  Each student on the winning team received a $1,000 check to use toward their education.

Green Video Competition
This is an exciting event combining video production skills, environmental awareness and marketing skills. There were 14 different universities in the competition from across the nation and CGCC was the only community college to participate. The first place team was comprised of  CGCC students Lindsay Brown, Sarah Mckinney, Robert Mclean and Chris Vance. Thanks to their faculty sponsor Elie Chmouni for his leadership and dedication.

View their winning video "Let's Go."

Design and Build a Digital Device
Student teams had four hours to design and build a digital electronic device to control a four-way traffic signal including pedestrians wishing to cross streets. Students had to design a simulation using one of the leading digital design software, Xilinx, and hardware (latest product of Avnet FPGA board) for the project as well as write and present a technical report. CGCC’s winning team included Robin Messenger, Habib Matar, Travis Farwell, and Nicco Horvath.

Following is their design:

View a video summary of the day.

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