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The RISC-V Foundation Announces the “Student of the Year” and “Educator of the Year” Awards

By November 14, 2019October 1st, 2020No Comments

RISC-V has deep roots in academia. What started out as a summer project in 2010 at UC Berkeley has turned into one of the most exciting innovations in the silicon industry over the last decade. Since its inception, the RISC-V Foundation has been a strong advocate for educational communities and individuals using the Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) to pursue independent projects. Of course, with more than 325 members in the RISC-V Foundation there is also a robust ecosystem of companies using RISC-V for a wide variety of commercial applications. The RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) delivers a new level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture, ideal for designing all types of innovative solutions.
Through our work in the RISC-V ecosystem, we are constantly meeting inspirational individuals that are using RISC-V to achieve their goals. Last year, we connected with Joe, an ambitious teenage technologist who is using RISC-V to pursue his own “do it yourself” projects. Joe has been building a 4-bit CPU and plans to tackle other projects such as building mini-game consoles, audio synthesizers and LoreWAN gateways. Joe’s story is testament to how the free and open RISC-V ISA offers endless possibilities for anyone to build and create.
To showcase the hard work of other RISC-V enthusiasts, we are announcing a call for submissions for the “Student of the Year” and “Educator of the Year” awards. We are committed to recognizing the champions of the RISC-V ecosystem that are pursuing their passions and are building unique RISC-V projects.
About the RISC-V Awards Program
Student of the Year Award – The “Student of the Year” award will recognize an undergraduate or graduate student that has worked on a RISC-V project. The entry should include three separate paragraphs about the project, the student and his or her supervisor or professor. If the project was developed in a group, the entry should include only the individual’s work.
Educator of the Year Award – The “Educator of the Year” award recognizes an individual that has run a teaching event, lecture or other relevant content that includes RISC-V. The entry requires a paragraph about the educator and his or her event or lesson plan.
The submission deadline for both awards is Nov. 30, 2019 and the winner will be announced at the 2019 RISC-V Summit, taking place Dec. 10-12, 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center. Nominated students and educators can be an individual members of the RISC-V Foundation, part of an affiliated school or an intern/educator at a member company.
To enter, please email your entry as a PDF attachment to

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