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Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NYC, USA

Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NYC, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sixth graders from the  NY Bronx Academy of Promise have taken top honors in a national app design contest. The students created an app called Quest Math to help encourage students to improve their math skills using mythology.

They were part of the winners of The Verizon Innovative App Challenge sponsored by the Technology Students Association and the Verizon Foundation. The goal was to boost student interest in math and science, much like many of the efforts NYC is making recently. Justina Nixon-Santil, of the Verizon Foundation, said that she was impressed with the Bronx student’s app that was creative, unique, and able to be incorporated with sciences

Over 1,000 schools entered the competition, and ten winners nationwide received a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant, each contestant a Samsung Galaxy Notes 10, and the ability to work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab to further develop their app.

New York Daily News