Samsung Launches Its Third Year of Mobile Apps Academy.


Samsung Launches Its Third Year of Mobile Apps Academy.

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) is continuing to  help students mobilize their future with its expanded Samsung Mobile App  Academies. In its third year, the mobile application (app) development  program for high school students will travel to a total of ten cities  across the country. The program also features a new app coding  curriculum extension – a fundamental component to app development.

The Samsung Mobile App Academies will be held in Atlanta, Boston,  Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San  Francisco, and Washington D.C. beginning June 17. By participating in  the summer program, eligible 11th and 12th grade  students have a chance to create a winning mobile app that will qualify  them for a chance at $35,000 in scholarships.


Samsung is committed to encouraging the next generation of young  professionals to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and  mathematics (STEM). As app development is considered one of the fastest  growing occupations in the technology industry, the curriculum will keep  them engaged and excited throughout the rigorous program. During the  three-day event, students will work with mobile app industry leaders,  learn the many facets of mobile app development, and find out about the  growing career field of mobile technology. Students will use the Samsung  Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition tablet as their portal to the program  curriculum and tool for researching the digital landscape.

Participants will later be able to submit their own mobile application  concept proposal for a chance at scholarship prizing. Samsung will offer  a total of $35,000 in scholarships – the grand prize winner will receive  a $20,000 scholarship; the 2nd place winner will receive a $10,000  scholarship and the 3rd place winner will receive a $5,000  scholarship. All winners, plus one 4th and one 5th  place winner, will receive a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

“Samsung is dedicated to providing invaluable hands-on exposure and  access to our technology to encourage our youth and next generation,”  said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications  America and Samsung Electronics North America. “As a leader in the  technology industry we want to create an experience through our mobile  app academies that helps youth realize their potential to succeed  through STEM education.”


In addition to the Samsung Mobile App Academy in ten cities, Samsung  will provide online resources for STEM teachers interested in  spearheading mobile application courses throughout the school year.  Samsung’s program will be offered through Scholastic, the global  children’s publishing, education and media company.

The Samsung Mobile App Academies have already helped transform hundreds  of top-performing high school students into app-conceptualizing experts  over the past two years. In 2013, Jeffrey Hong, a twelfth grader at  Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, TX, received a $20,000  scholarship for his Dash’corder  application which transforms a smartphone into a dashboard camera,  keeping the community safe by promoting best driving practices.

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