Friday, 18 July 2014

Samsung Mobile App Academies

Samsung Galaxy Note 2014 Edition
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet

Samsung mobile 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.

Samsung Mobile App Academies
Samsung Mobile App Academies

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.

Academies locations
Samsung Academies locations

• June 17-19 :San Francisco, CA, University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

• June 24-26 : Atlanta, GA, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

• July 8-10 : Washington D.C/Baltimore, MD, University of Maryland (College Park)

• July 8-10 : Miami, FL, University of Miami

• July 15-17 : Dallas, TX, University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)

• July 22-24 : Detroit, MI, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

• July 22-24 : Boston, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

• July 29-31 : Chicago, IL, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

• July 29-31 : Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania

• August 5-7 : New York City, NY, Cooper Union

Mobile Application courses
Mobile application courses

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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