SEVEN schools from Visayas and Mindanao are in the running for the grand prize of the 6th Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (Sweep) Innovation and Excellence Awards in Makati City from Feb. 5 to 6.

The awards choose the best wireless application developed by Smart partner schools throughout the country. This year’s theme is “Empowering Communities through Wireless Technologies.”

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The finalists from the Visayas and Mindanao are SMART Voting for Cleaner Elections (University of St. La Salle-Bacolod), Water Supply Management through Wireless Technology (Holy Name University), Development and Field-testing of a Digital Agricultural Land Mapping System (Ateneo de Davao University), Development of a Fish Density Detection System for the Fisherfolk of Lianga Bay (Ateneo de Davao University), TimeFree that helps students maximize waiting time during tuition payment (Ateneo de Zamboanga University), Low-cost Microcontroller-based Mobile Home Automation with Bluetooth and SMS (Mindanao State University), and Channelize Election Process (Notre Dame of Marbel University).

The working models of all 10 finalists will be shown to the public at the A. Venue Hall in Makati City from Feb. 5 to 6. (PR)