March 18, 2013 | Education
Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winning Schools for 2012-2013
Congratulations to 10 winning high school and middle schools teams, winners of the 2012-2013 Verizon Innovative App Challenge
The Verizon Foundation is proud to congratulate the top 10 creative student teams that won the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The competition launched this past October and more than 470 student teams from across the country submitted innovative app concepts. Click here to see the winning teams
There are apps for that and more thanks to the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, which announced the winning 10 teams of middle and high schools students across the country in the national competition to develop mobile applications that address a need or problem in their schools or communities. The students worked in teams of 5 to 10, guided by faculty advisers and received tutorials from Verizon's Innovation Center for engineers, who created instructional videos on app design and development.
The competition, created in partnership with the Technology Student Association (TSA) and Massachuetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab gave students a rare opportunity to create real-world solutions to social issues in their communities by applying their STEM skills to create a mobile app. The winning teams now will develop and bring their concepts to market, with professional support and training from the MIT Media Lab and Verizon employees.
In addition, the schools of each winning team will receive a $10,000 Verizon Foundation cash grant to advance STEM education and each winning team member will receive the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, courtesy of Samsung Mobile.
The students winning app designs were selected by a panel of STEM and industry experts from the Verizon Innovation Center, MIT Media Lab, Samsung Mobile, the New York Hall of Science, the National Academy Foundation, National Geographic, the International Reading Association and the American Association of the Advancement of Science. Entries were judged based on their clear identification of a need or problem in the community; originality; creativity; the viability of the concept; and the applicability of STEM principles and practices.
Please stay tuned. Another Verizon Innovative App Challenge will be held in the fall.
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