Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BTHS students win best in state in the Verizon app challenge!

BTHS juniors Phoebe M., Mathu K., Sara C., Kellie L., Amy L., and Sarah F. have won best in state in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge! Their app concept, called No Species Left Behind, helps better the environment by raising awareness about endangered plant species.

**EDIT: The girls have now won best in region, which means they won $5,000 for Biotech and move on to nationals! Congratulations!!!

The contest web site says that "The Verizon Innovative App Challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school students, working with a faculty advisor, to apply their STEM knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity to develop an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school or community.

The goal of the Challenge is to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM subjects and mobile technology through an engaging and empowering learning experience."

You can see the winners from all 50 states here

Congratulations, ladies! 

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