Student Awards

The Gunrock Bot that Could

August 21, 2019
A UC Davis team of 11 international students won the Amazon Alexa Prize—and $500,000—thanks to the performance of their artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, affectionately named Gunrock.

Global Aggies: The Okaranchi Story—An Ingenious Tale of “Recycled” Food

May 31, 2019
A UC Davis team of five international undergraduate students has earned a spot in the finals at the 29th Annual Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition with their Okaranchi Crackers - a nutrient-packed cracker made from okara, the soy pulp by-product of soybean processing.

Student Team Wins Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

December 11, 2018
A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating a “chatbot” that can converse engagingly with humans on a range of topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology and fashion.