The Verizon Foundation gets ready to launch the 2016 Innovative App Challenge, a $240,000 grants competition to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education by helping teachers integrate mobile technology into classroom instruction. The contest opens on Aug. 5.
Deadline: TBA (last year’s deadline was Nov 24).
The competition asks middle and high school students to design concepts for mobile apps integrating STEM and addressing a problem in the students’ school or community. The challenge will award 24 regional winners and eight national winners. Winning schools will receive grants up to $15,000 each along with training and support to build the apps and bring them to market. Each member of the winning teams will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.