WINDOWSCENTRAL – The finals for Microsoft’s 2016 Imagine Cup are fast approaching, and the tech giant has just announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega will be a special guest judge for the student competition.
As any Star Wars fan will be aware, Boyega played the role of Finn, the stormtrooper-turned-hero in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Speaking about his new role as an Imagine Cup judge, Boyega says:
“As an actor, I work with special effects all the time. And the only thing more amazing than Hollywood movie magic is the passion and creativity of the students at the Imagine Cup.”
Boyega will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Tang, who previously took part in and won 2014’s Imagine Cup as part of a team that developed a “non-invasive screening tool for anaemia.” Tang is now a doctor in a Melbourne trauma center.
For those unfamiliar, Imagine Cup is Microsoft-sponsored competition that serves to highlight student teams that come up with interesting new applications for technology, ranging from the fun to the life-saving. This year’s World Championship Imagine Cup live stream will kick off at 9 a.m. PT on July 29. For now, you can check out all of the entrants in Microsoft’s blog post for more.