Carroll University team moves on in Foxconn competition

Freeman Staff

March 16, 2019

WAUKESHA ó A group of Carroll University students and a faculty member are moving to the next round of the Foxconn Technology Groupís Smart Cities/Smart Future competition.

The Carroll team is one of 30 teams advancing to the third and final round of the competition, which began in October with 325 entries, according to an announcement.

Comprising the Carroll University team thatís moving on to the third round are students Amanda Ferr and Donald Novak, and senior lecturer in physics, Tate Wilson, PhD. Their project is LightSense (Light When You Need It).

Round two winners will receive $1,500 awards.

Completing the competition at the end of round two are students Ben Zott and Marika Thrams, and Mike Konemann, associate professor of computer science.

The competition is designed to elicit ideas from Wisconsin students and faculty regarding areas such as smart mobility, smart buildings, smart homes, smart energy and smart health, as well as quality of life, efficiency, productivity and management of resources.

Requirements for round three include a business plan and a video pitch as to why Foxconn would want to invest in the teamís concept.

Up to 16 round-three winners will receive $5,000, with results announced by the end of April.