The Clock is Ticking for STEM-Related Student Mobile App Competition with an Application Deadline of Oct. 27, 2017

The Clock is Ticking for STEM-Related Student Mobile App Competition with an Application Deadline of Oct. 27, 2017

Letters of Intent Offer Participants Chance to Win $10K in Prizes, Scholarships & Future Jobs with Defense Contractors

CHARLESTON, SC – Aug. 1, 2017 – With the goal of inspiring the next generation of STEM innovators, the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Mobile App Competition is seeking creative students to participate. With school back in session, now is the time for middle school to college students in the Southeast to throw their hat in the ring and beat the Oct. 27, 2017 deadline for filing their letter of intent.

“Participating in the mobile app competition is a good way to put what we are learning in the classroom to good use,” said Gerad Vanloo, 2016 Mobile App Competition Winner for Morehouse College. “The competition gives participating students an actual taste of what we’ll do in the workplace by creating something we wouldn’t have been otherwise inspired to do.”

This year the non-profit advocacy group—that focuses on the growth of defense and technology-related industries throughout the Lowcountry Region—is encouraging students to submit their Letters of Intent to participate in its 7th Annual Student Mobile App Competition as soon as possible. The winners will be announced at the annual CDCA Defense Summit in December where more than 1,500 industry leaders are connected to app competitors.

Past winners have received scholarships and job offers from their exposure to potential employers. Winning participants also receive $10K in prizes and scholarships.

“This contest is designed to advocate future career aspirtations for students to participate in defense and technology fields,” said Josh Hatter, CDCA President. “The economic impact extends throughout South Carolina with the Charleston region contributing $10.6 billion to the overall $24.1 billion annual impact for the state.”

WHAT: CDCA’s 7th Annual Student Mobile App Competition 

CRITERIA: Judges review the scope of problem addressed by the application, ease-of-use, and positive user experience. 

Participants are encouraged to make applications intuitive. Additional materials may be submitted to explain the application’s use. Judges’ decisions are final.

WHEN: Oct 27, 2017:  Letter of Intent submission deadline here 

Nov 15, 2017:  App submission deadline

Dec 6, 2017:  Winners announced at the CDCA Defense Summit 

WHERE: For more information email:

WHO: Open to individuals or teams of Middle, High School, and full-time, undergraduate and graduate college students

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