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TSA is running the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for the fourth year in a row. Middle school and high school teams have the chance to win mobile devices, $20,000 for their schools, and the opportunity to be recognized at the 2016 national TSA conference in Nashville, TN. TSA chapters are encouraged to enter this STEM competition and it is EASY to do. The competition is based on a winning IDEA using simple mobile application coding. A dedicated team could create a viable submission in as few as four or five hours. Follow these simple steps:

1. Review the Challenge rules and resources at and gather a team of 5-7 students with a faculty advisor.
2. Look around for problems in your school or community and decide as a group on how your team can create an entirely new solution
3. Research existing mobile apps and develop an innovative and marketable app concept to address the identified need.
4. Create a 3-5 minute video describing your app concept idea and answer 5 essay questions about your team’s research, use of STEM and marketability. Submit the video and essay responses via

Registration closes on November 24, 2014, so it is time to get started. Visit today for more information.