Microsoft Technology Club is a student community program that promotes advanced technology through education, practice, and innovation. There are currently 30 technology clubs in China with approximately ten thousand members. Microsoft Technology Club membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide range of topics at participating universities. Microsoft Research Asia provides technology and other support to the program.
Creating an Interactive and Mobile Future: 2012 Microsoft Student Challenge
Student participants in the 2012 Microsoft Student Challenge
On April 16, during the 2012 Microsoft Student Challenge, 20 selected student teams presented their innovative ideas for creating more interactive and mobile lifestyles. Ten of the team projects were based on Kinect technology; the other 10 were based on Windows Phone 7. Lolan Song, senior director of Microsoft Research Connections Asia, presented awards to the winners at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing.
Microsoft Research Asia provides university students with software and tools, distinguished lectures, and community resources to help them conduct projects that benefit others and solve real-world problems.
- Dream Home, Chongqing University
This technology uses Microsoft Live Maps to alert citizens of hazards following an earthquake.
- 3-D Virtual Workstation for Dou Gong, Nankai University
This technology uses three-dimensional (3-D) imaging to represent a bracketing system that served to support ancient Chinese buildings.
- Intelligent Tactile Sticks with Phonetic GPS Navigation System, Xiandian University
This technology uses GPS data to help people who are blind navigate through a city.
Dreams Ignite the Future: A Dialogue with Craig Mundie
Microsoft Research Asia hosted "Dreams Ignite the Future—A Dialogue between Craig Mundie and Chinese Students" to inspire students about the future and encourage them to pursue careers in information technology. The event recognized the achievements of Microsoft Student Technology Clubs.
Microsoft Student Summer Camp
Microsoft Research Asia and universities in the Asia-Pacific region offer Microsoft Summer Camp to support higher education and to cultivate IT skills of students in the region. Since 2000, more than 1,000 students from Microsoft Student Technology Clubs and other Chinese university clubs have benefited from this annual event.