2014 Samsung Mobile App Academy Winners

Ten Samsung Mobile App Academies were held during the summer of 2014 in San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, DC/Baltimore region,
Dallas, Detroit region, Chicago, Boston, and New York City, with the goal of igniting top-performing 11th and 12th graders' interest
in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and the related careers. Students learned about mobile app concept
development and coding basics, plus the research, logic, design, and marketing that developers use when conceptualizing and
creating mobile apps. Afterward, students had the opportunity to submit their own app concepts for a chance to win scholarships!

Grand Prize $20,000

Aditya Suri

An 11th grader at Walton High School in Marietta, GA, Aditya created the Mobi Sense app idea as an easy-to-use tool that allows smoother communication for people with visual, vocal, or auditory impairment. Utilizing multiple functions, the app proposes a customizable user experience with easy access to tools that address specific user needs.

Second Prize $10,000

Evan Doherty

A 12th grader at Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, PA, Evan created Glucaster to provide insight and support, as well as glucose-level warnings and predictions, for those suffering with diabetes.

Third Prize $5,000

Shuying (Sarah) Cheng

A 12th grader at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, NJ, Sarah developed GoalGether to help users and friends stay inspired to monitor and complete their goals, and to better themselves overall.

Fourth Prize $1,000

Jeremy Paradie

A 12th grader at Holliston High School in Holliston, MA, Jeremy used GPS in his concept, Goods2Give, to coordinate information and services, making it convenient and beneficial to donate goods to charity.

Fifth Prize $500

Nathan Philliber

A 12th grader at San Mateo High School in San Mateo, CA, Nathan's idea, NoteAbout, utilizes GPS location features to provide users with location notations and visuals to encourage community exploration.