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TSA is partnering with the Verizon Foundation to offer the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a creative competition for middle and high school students. Working with a faculty advisor, teams of 5 to 10 students will develop and submit online an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a real need or problem in their school or community.
One middle school and one high school team from each state will be determined as “Best in State” – receiving local recognition and an invitation to participate in a webinar featuring STEM industry experts. Judges will then select ten overall national winning teams from the top “Best in State” teams.
Each of the ten “Best Overall” national teams (five middle and five high schools) will win $10,000 for their school to promote STEM education; a Samsung Galaxy Tab (tablet) for each team member; and receive professional support in building and bringing their app to market. Additionally, the “Best Overall” teams that develop and bring their app to the marketplace by June 7, 2013 will receive complimentary conference registration, travel and two night’s lodging for two team representatives and an adult chaperone to attend the 2013 national Technology Student Association conference in Orlando, Florida in June where they will present their winning app.
Registration opened October 15 and the submission period for entries was December 1, 2012 to January 18, 2013. Registration is now closed.