Dell Technologies has launched the annual graduation project competition for senior undergraduate students from universities in Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
The competition is intended to spark the creativity of students for their graduation projects to play an active role in the Transformation of IT and get the opportunity to shine and win prizes.
- The targeted topics: AI, IoT, Information Security, and 5G.
- Winners of the competition will receive cash prizes as below:
- First place will receive a cash prize of $5,000
- Second place will receive a cash prize of $4,000
- Third place winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000
- All the Top 10 team members will get recognition certificates for their achievement.
- They will be offering a mentoring opportunity by Dell Experts for their finalists projects (who will pass the interim phase to the final one)
- A formal award ceremony will be organized at one of the major Dell Technologies events in the region. All the members of the winning team and their academic advisor(s) will be invited to attend the ceremony along with senior officials from their university/college.
- This year, they are to happy to announce that they will be offering a mentoring opportunity for their finalists projects (who will pass the interim phase to the final one).
- Dell Mentoring consists of a limited-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. The mentor becomes a source of wisdom, teaching, and support, but not someone who observes and advises on specific actions or behavioral changes in daily work. In general, mentoring offers incredibly valuable developmental support, high-level guidance for long-term development. More specific, he/she
- Provide mentorship and support in the planning of projects throughout the final phase of the competition till the completion;
- offer encouragement and support to try new things; help mentors move out their comfort zones; celebrate successes; help mentees understand when things do not go as planned
- Helps you see the destination but does not give you a detailed map to get there.
- Offers encouragement and cheerleading, but not “how-to” advice.
- And Does Not
- Serve as an advisor, as explained above. The project has one advisor which is your university professor.
- Tell students how to do things.
- Support students on transactional, short-term problems.
- Serve as a counselor or therapist.
- The mentoring will start directly after the interim design report results. A mentor will be assigned to each finalist.
- Students who wish to participate should be in their senior year and should be enrolled in any academic Institution in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey
- Students should have a faculty member as their supervisor
- Students should be a non-governmental employees and full-time university students
- Authenticity of the information provided by the students should be validated by the head of his or her department
- Students should be listed only in one project
- All communication between Dell Technologies and the project team will be done through the project academic advisor and the designated team leader
- Each competing team should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 members. One of the team members should be selected as a team leader with the following responsibilities
- The originality and novelty of the ideas is the core of their competition and one of the important pillars. Plagiarism which is taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own is against the ethics of their competition.
- Copying substantial or core material from work published by others may lead to the disqualification of a project.
- The project is tested throughout all the phases.
For more information, visit https://www.dell.com/en-ae/dt/campaigns/ecs-internet-things/envision-the-future.htm