High School Mobile App Contest Culminates with Awards Ceremony [Update]
Gilbert, Ariz. (April 29, 2014) – An awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the second annual Schools Participate in App Resource and Knowledge (SPARK) App League will be held this Thursday, May 1, at Gilbert Town Hall in the Council Chambers, at 3pm.
The 40-day contest challenged high school students from across Arizona to build mobile applications for Gilbert’s Fire and Rescue Department. Prizes will be given for various categories including Best Overall, Code Implementation and Design and Usability.
It is projected that by 2020 there will be a high and unmet demand for computer programmers and, according to Code.org, 9 out of 10 schools do not offer computer programming classes to help fill that gap. As a result, Gilbert, Arizona, Intel, and Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation have partnered to address the growing need for educational opportunities in this area and pique student interest before entering college. Please join us to celebrate the winning apps.
WHAT: The Schools Participate in App Resources and Knowledge (SPARK) App League culminates with awards ceremony.
WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Gilbert Town Hall, Council Chambers, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, Arizona 85296
ABOUT SPARK APP LEAGUE: Schools Participate in App Resources and Knowledge (SPARK) App League is a partnership with Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation and Intel. The first program of its kind in Arizona and perhaps in the entire nation, SPARK App League’s goal is to encourage and give an opportunity for high school students from across Arizona to develop mobile applications that incorporate science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) in order to provide a better quality of life for the citizens of Gilbert, Arizona. For more information, please visit http://sparkappleague.com.