IBM Watson is a technology platform focused on data analysis, natural language processing, and machine learning. The EdTech Network is offering teams of students, faculty, and staff the chance to compete for awards totaling $100,000 in grant money to utilize this powerful platform to improve the student experience at Penn State.
Teams will develop and present Watson-based solutions that can assist students with challenges they face on a regular basis, including scheduling, transfer credits, job hunting, and more.
A panel of judges will award 10 projects $5,000 each in seed money for development. After a second round of judging, the panel will select five projects to receive an additional $10,000 each in funding for further development of a minimum viable product.
Sign in to the Nittany Watson Challenge Canvas course*, the central communication hub for all announcements and information related to the challenge. You'll also find extensive Watson training materials, a chat forum, and eligibility, submission, and award information.
The challenge is open only to Penn State students, faculty, and staff.
Congratulations to the Phase 1 winners. The following ideas have been selected for funding:
*If you experience difficulty logging into Canvas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.