Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge

HOSA members and chapters are invited to take part in the 2016 Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge. The app challenge is a free, STEM-based online competition for students in grades 6th through 12th.  Led by a teacher or mentor, teams work together to solve a problem in their school or community by creating a mobile app concept to provide a solution. It does not require that students know computer programming – they merely need to have an innovative idea. Top winners can receive up to $20,000 cash for their school, a mobile device, and the opportunity to work with app development experts from MIT to build their mobile app concept for the Google marketplace.

Over 25,000 middle and high school students, from every state and Washington, D.C., have participated in the Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge since 2012. Many have been CTSO members. Over the past five years, more than 3,000 teams have participated from major cities to rural areas, including many underserved communities. Some of the Best in State winners this past year came from BPA, DECA, FBLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA and TSA.  All U.S. middle school (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible for the app challenge, regardless of their CTSO affiliation.  This year’s submission deadline is November 18.  More information.