NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lenovo andits nonprofit partner focused on high school
education, NAF, today announced the top five winners from NAF academies
participating in the third annual Lenovo
Scholar Network National Mobile App Development Competition.
The competition and app development program encourages greater interest
among underserved high school students in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) while providing them with the
high-tech skills to succeed in the 21st century. In this
competition, teams of students from 50 Lenovo Scholar Network academies
across the U.S. spent months developing mobile apps that will be of
service in their classrooms and communities. The results every year are
This year’s final five winning apps are:
|App Name||NAF Academy||Location||App description|
|Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology||Charlotte, NC||
An elegant natural disaster preparation app designed to prepare
anyone when disaster is about to strike.
|Enloe High School||Raleigh, NC||
CPRonDemand is a user-friendly app that guides you through CPR in
the event of cardiac arrest.
|Pathways Academy of Technology & Design||East Hartford, CT||This app connects college communities for student success.|
|Detroit Edison Public School Academy||Detroit, MI||Taking the stress out of IB, one project at a time.|
Olympic HS, School of Executive Leadership & Entrepreneurial
Missed the bus again? Just by a few seconds this time? If only there
was a way to not make that mistake anymore!
Mobile App Competition Fan Favorite Voting Through July 10
The final five were chosen by a panel of judges including
representatives from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
members of education and tech media, Lenovo leadership and NAF alumni
who were also part of the Lenovo Scholar Network. The winning teams will
present their apps at NAF’s annual teacher’s development conference, NAF
Next 2017, in Dallas July 9-12.
“Fan Favorite” voting opens today and will be open through July 10. The
winning team will also receive state-of-the-art technology, courtesy of
the Lenovo Scholar Network site to view the top 5 and to vote.
NAF, Lenovo Extend Partnership
NAF and Lenovo also announced the expansion of the Lenovo Scholar
Network, including a $1 million grant from Lenovo. The grant provides
funding and Lenovo technology over the next three years for select NAF
academies and opens the Lenovo Scholar Network program to all NAF
academies across the United States, with the goal of advancing STEM
education and opportunities to an additional 20,000 students.
Partnership benefits also include allowing students to earn NAFTrack
Certification credit, part of Lenovo’s commitment as a NAFTrack
Certified Hiring Partner, and expanding engagement opportunities
with Lenovo, including Lenovo in the Classroom volunteer events. Nearly
4,000 students are estimated to participate in the Lenovo Scholar
Network during the 2017-2018 school year.
To learn more about the Lenovo Scholar Network and follow along with
students’ app creation journey, visit www.lenovoscholars.com
or check out #LenovoScholars on social media.
Emilio Ghilardi, president, Lenovo North America
program, we have engaged young minds to embrace and explore STEM
studies, and set their sights on higher education and the many exciting
job opportunities in this critical field. Lenovo is proud to expand our
partnership with NAF and to continue to inspire the next generation of
JD Hoye, president, NAF
“It has never been a better time to be part
of the Lenovo Scholar Network. We are so proud to announce this year’s
winners of the mobile app development competition, and NAF would also
like to extend our utmost gratitude to Lenovo for their longstanding
commitment and dedication. We are thrilled for the expansion of the
Lenovo Scholar Network and look forward to all of the positive
contributions to come.”
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and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure
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NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders
who work together to ensure high school students are college, career,
and future ready. NAF works with high need communities to transform the
high school experience through an educational design that includes
industry-specific curricula, relationships with business professionals,
and work-based learning experiences culminating in a paid internship.
NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to
become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost.
NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality &
tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences.
During the 2015-16 school year more than 96,000 students attended 675
NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. In 2016, NAF academies reported 96% of seniors graduated with
92% of graduates with post-secondary intentions. For more information,
please visit: naf.org