The UConn Extension App Challenge is a contest to develop innovative apps that tie UConn’s research to real life. Students are invited to work with a UConn Extension faculty member to develop software applications for smartphones, tablets, or web browsers that create greater community access to UConn science, research, and information. Students developing the most innovative and effective apps
1st Place: $1500
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place: $500
Winners of the UConn Challenge will also be entered into a regional Extension App Challenge with the possibility of additional cash prizes.
The contest will be conducted in 3 Phases.
Phase 1 – Idea Submission (October – November 2014)
UConn faculty will submit app ideas for inclusion in the Challenge. The applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges for potential innovation, impact, and value to extension programming. The panel will then select the top 5 to 10 app ideas for students to work on. Students interested in joining the challenge can then choose which App they would like to help develop. To submit an idea go here.(link to idea submission page)
Phase II – App Development (November 2014 – April 2015)
Students will work closely with faculty to develop a working prototype of the App. Apps can be created on any platform or for any browser.
Phase III – App Presentation and Selection (May – June 2015)
Challenge Teams will submit a working prototype of the App and a brief 1-3 minute video demonstrating the App to the Judges for review. Judges will review the submission and select winners based on the evaluation criteria.
All current, full-time UConn undergraduate and graduate students are able to participate.
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