2015 Samsung Mobile App Academy Winners

Six Samsung Mobile App Academies were held during the summer of 2015 in Miami; Houston; Boston; San Francisco;
New Brunswick, NJ; and Washington, DC/ Baltimore, MD, 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

Emily Waite

A 12th grader at Franklin High School in Franklin, MA. Emily's idea, Med Kid, aims to make frequent medicine-taking fun for children with serious illnesses; Med Kid gives in-app rewards each time a medicine is taken.

Second Prize $10,000

Maya Varma

A 12th grader at Presentation High School in San Jose, CA. Maya's idea, iBreathe, presents a doctor-patient interaction platform that allows for early diagnosis of five prevalent pulmonary illnesses, as well as continual monitoring of symptoms and disease progression.

Third Prize $5,000

Quymbee Chen

A 12th grader at The Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY. Quymbee's idea, Code Clash,
is a mobile app designed to help adolescents gain an early interest in coding through a game that involves friendly competition and in-game reward incentives.

Fourth Prize $1,000

Gayathri Sridhar

A 12th grader at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, CA. Gayathri's idea, Forté, is designed to assist teens coping with depression, by giving them easy-to-access support, tips, and tools on their mobile devices.

Fifth Prize $500

Noa Schwartz

A 12th grader at Brookline High School in Brookline, MA. Noa's idea, Connexercise, reinvents the workout experience by physically bringing users together through location and availability, allowing them to find workout partners looking for a similar level of performance.