$20,000 STEM app challenge launched

Verizon has launched its Innovative App Challenge, a competition that tasks students to develop a concept for a STEM -related app that solves real-world problems in their community or school.

Kids from all over the country can team up and compete in the 2013-2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Winning teams can secure up to $20,000 in grants for their school; earn free Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets, and get help from the MIT Media Lab’s App Inventor Training Corps to develop their concepts. Registration is open now and submissions are being accepted through Dec. 3, 2013 (www.verizonfoundation.org/appchallenge).