SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- Some Springbrook High School students are making a video game that could help mankind in the future and are competing for a national title.
Four students who were inspired by last year's massive earthquake in Japan created "electra hope." The goal is to avoid debris in the rushing river, keep water wheels spinning, generate electricity, then the power sent to the village by underground wire.
"They can actually bring attention to social causes to something people may have forgotten about or might not really know about," said teacher Pat Yongpradit.
That's what the Microsoft Imagine Cup is all about. Team Digital Infinity wrote the program in the C Sharp language. They submitted their entry on YouTube and hoped for the best.
Junior Abhinav Jambulingam shared, "I clicked on it. It says 'Congratulations. You made it to the USA Finals.' I couldn't believe it at first."
To win the national title, they will be judge on a 30-minute presentation of their game at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Ronny Ortiz will do the speaking for that presentation. He told us, "I want them to remember Digital Infinity, to remember our name and our presentation."
The team leaves for Washington State on Friday and if they win, they go on to the international finals in Australia.
The general public can vote for Team Digital Infinity in the people's choice portion of the Imagine Cup by doing one of the following:
1. TEXT (This is easiest) - Text: "Digital" to 45444
2. FACEBOOK: - Team Page Link: http://aka.ms/DigitalInfinity
3. TWITTER - Tweet: "@mstechstudent: I'm voting for #Digital in #ICPeoplesChoice.