Samsung Telecommunication America has commenced its Mobile App Academies, which will provide a platform for students to learn about latest technology, in San Francisco.
The program, which will feature a new app coding curriculum extension, will also be held in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
The three-day program will also provide a chance for students from 11th and 12th grade to win scholarship. The grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship; the 2nd place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and the 3rd place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. All winners, plus one 4th and one 5th place winner, will receive a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
“We want to create an experience through our mobile app academies that helps youth realize their potential to succeed through STEM education,” Gregory Lee, CEO, Samsung.
In addition to this, Samsung will provide online resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers interested in spearheading mobile application courses throughout the school year. Samsung’s program will be offered through Scholastic, the children’s publishing, education and media company.