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Johns Creek students win Verizon Innovative App Challenge

March 2016
Johns Creek students win Verizon Innovative App Challenge


(Left) The Johns Creek High School team celebrates their Best in Nation win in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge: Stephen Hahn, Sneha Iyer, Preeti Iyer, Jacob Abramow, Avery Paul, and Tiffany Hsieh.

Sneha Iyer and Preeti Iyer helped their Johns Creek High School team win not just the state prize but one of the eight top Best in Nation prizes in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The team’s Vroom Carpooling App pairs students with drivers for getting to and from school. (See a link to their video below.)

The team won a $20,000 grant for their school and will work with experts from the Center for Mobile Learning at the MIT Media Lab to turn their idea into a working mobile application. The team will own full rights to the app, which becomes available for download in Google Play. In June, they will present their app in person at the National TSA Conference in Nashville.

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is a national, no-coding-skills needed competition created by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association, and presented in collaboration with MIT Media Lab. It challenges student teams across the country to come up with ideas for apps that could solve a problem in their schools or communities.

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(Left) Representatives from Verizon surprise a team of students and their parents at Johns Creek High School to announce they won Best in Nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their Vroom app concept.

Link: http://patch.com/georgia/johnscreek/johns-creek-students-win-verizon-innovative-app-challenge

Johns Creek High School /Johns Creek, Georgia/ Vroom-The Student's Carpooling App/ Pairs students with drivers for carpooling options to and from school.
video: http://appchallenge.tsaweb.org/vote

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