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Innovative App Challenge 2014/15

mobile app kidSaving energy and helping a blind classmate navigate around the school were among the winning mobile app designs that student teams submitted in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge this year. Registration for the 2014/15 contest opens August 4, 2014.

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2014 ExploraVision Contest

Back to the Future car ExploraVision is a K-12 science competition that focuses on what it takes to bring ideas to reality. Student teams envision what a current technology might look like in 20 years and describe the development steps, pros and cons, and obstacles. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and Toshiba, this year’s contest is linked to the Next Generation Science Standards.

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AbilityOne Design Challenge

disability symbols Open to high school and college students nationwide, the AbilityOne Design Challenge is a competition to develop assistive technologies that empower people with disabilities to break through barriers to employment. Top designs can win up to $10,000 for schools and teams. Register by November 29, 2013 (high school students) with late registration up to Jan 17, 2014. College students and teams must sign up by February 28, 2014, with an April 11, 2014 deadline for late registration.

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Students Win Disaster-Shelter Design Contest

2013 Calvin College disaster shelter teamFew senior design projects ever go further than the classroom. Not so for four Calvin College civil and environmental engineering students. Their capstone project – a disaster shelter – took top honors in a national contest.

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