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SAMSUNG MOBILE ANNOUNCES MOBILE APPLICATION 2012 BOOT CAMP WINNERS!

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) has recognized the top five students for their mobile app concepts developed during the summer 2012 boot camps.

With the goal of inspiring a new generation of engineers, free two-day boot camps were held during the summer of 2012 in San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta and Boston for top-performing high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Attendees received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2TM 10.1 tablet, learned about the latest in app technology and the steps in making an amazing mobile app that could be the "next big thing." Students then submitted mobile app concept proposals for a chance to win scholarships!

2012 Samsung Mobile Apps Boot Camps Winners!
(View winner concept submissions at the bottom of this page.)

Grand Prize—$20,000 Scholarship: Joseph Romano, a 10th grader at Arlington High School in Arlington, MA, was awarded the Grand Prize for his Better4All volunteer application. The app concept allows users within a specific region to report and respond to volunteer opportunities for road hazards, off-road issues and volunteer positions. This call-to-action app encourages users to identify areas in their community that need emergency and philanthropic assistance.

Second Prize—$10,000 Scholarship: Sophia Li, an 11th grader at Lowell High School in San Francisco, received second place for her SoundUP app. By allowing users to "piggyback" on multiple phone speakers, SoundUP delivers a synchronized, extended speaker system. SoundUP not only brings people together through the power of music, but also delivers on convenience, personalization and versatility.

Third Prize—$5,000 Scholarship: Ofri Harlev, an 11th grader at Lowell High School in San Francisco, created the Karma Trader application to bring communities together by identifying and promoting citizens' unique skill sets, such as carpentry or health care. 

Fourth & Fifth Prizes: David Park, a 12th grader at Gwinnett School in Duluth, GA (Macramé), and James Fong, a 12th grader at Alameda High School in Alameda, CA (Muse-See-'Em), in addition to all winners, received a Samsung Galaxy S® III smartphone.

View Samsung Mobile Apps Boot Camp Finalist Concept Submissions

  better4all                 soundUP       karma trader
            Better4All                                       SoundUP                         Karma Trader
Joseph Romano, Grand Prize        Sophia Li, Second Prize       Ofri Harlev, Third Prize


marcame       muse see em
         Macramé                           Muse-See-Em
David Park, Fourth Prize    James Fong, Fifth Prize

Summer 2013 Samsung Mobile Apps Boot Camps
For information about future boot camps that could be held in a city near you, send an email expressing your interest to: samsungcampinfo@scholastic.com. Be sure to include your city and state.

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