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Carnegie Mellon grad students win international education competition

| Friday, April 27, 2012, 11:16 a.m.
Four Carnegie Mellon graduate students — from left, Tim Kelly, Beth Cullinan, Ketaki Desai and Reggie Cox — took first place in the Hult Case Global Challenge education challenge for their plan to solve the challenge of distributing 20 million laptops to poor children worldwide over five years.
Four Carnegie Mellon graduate students — from left, Tim Kelly, Beth Cullinan, Ketaki Desai and Reggie Cox — took first place in the Hult Case Global Challenge education challenge for their plan to solve the challenge of distributing 20 million laptops to poor children worldwide over five years.

A team of Carnegie Mellon University graduate students on Thursday won first place in New York City in an international competition that asked students to meet the challenge of education in the third world. The team of Ketaki Desai, Elizabeth Cullinan, Tim Kelly II and Reginald Cox, all graduate students in the master's of public policy and management program at CMU's Heinz School, took first place in the Hult Case Global Challenge education challenge for their plan to solve the challenge of distributing 20 million laptops to poor children worldwide over five years. The first place winners took home medals. And the Hult International School of Business, which sponsors the challenge, awarded the nonprofit group, One Laptop Per Child, $333,000 to implement the team's plan.

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