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Innovative App Challenge 2013

smart phonesThere’s a smartphone app for just about everything these days, from finding bargains to locating misplaced car keys. What’s left to invent?

Plenty – and students could win $10,000 for their school by dreaming up the most compelling concept  in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Submissions run from Dec. 1, 2012 through Jan. 18, 2013.

Sponsored by the Verizon Foundation and Student Technology Association, the contest is open to U.S. middle and high school students, with winning entries announced for each state. The goal: Have teams use their STEM knowledge and creativity to develop an original mobile app concept that addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Click HERE for the rules.

The 10 “Best Overall” national teams (five middle and five high schools) will received $10,000 for their school to promote STEM education; a Samsung Galaxy tablet for each team member; and professional support in building and bringing their app to market. Additionally, the Best Overall teams that develop and bring their app to the marketplace will present their winning apps at the 2013 national Technology Student Association conference in Orlando, Fla.

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