West Fargo 6th Grade STEM Teams back at App Board

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West Fargo 6th Grade STEM Teams back at App Board

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West Fargo, ND winners of @VerizonGiving Innovative App Challenge want to #create another winning #app #idea: http://tinyurl.com/ka7t2yj
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 3:00pm

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by Dave Kolpack of The Associated Press

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Sixth-grade students in a West Fargo science, technology, engineering and math program are hoping they have the same app appeal as last year's class.

A team of nine students from the STEM center last year became one of 10 groups in the country out of 471 entrants to win a national contest by designing an app to promote recycling. The school received $10,000 and Samsung Galaxy tablets for the students.

Some of the money was used to send seven of the students, their adviser and a college student assistant to a national convention in Florida to show off the app. The rest was used to promote STEM education.

The second Verizon Innovative App Challenge was launched earlier this week and West Fargo STEM school teacher Gretchen Peterson said students are already formulating ideas.

Click here to read the full story on the San Francisco Chronicle.

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