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App Design Competition for Middle and High School Students

Know a geeky student — or just one with a good idea for an app — or even a classroom full of them?

The Verizon Foundation, with the Technology Student Association, is launching the second annual Innovative App Challenge. The mobile app design competition aims to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and empower them to create STEM-related app concepts that solve real-world problems in their community or school. Students have a chance to win Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets, cash grants of up to $20,000 for their school, and the opportunity to team up with app development experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab to build and bring their apps to life. Verizon will help winning teams bring their app to the Google Play store, available for download. Submissions are being accepted now through Dec. 3rd, and teams can submit their app ideas, access tips and instructional videos on app design, and learn more about the Innovative App Challenge at www.verizonfoundation.org/appchallenge.