Friday February 15, 2013 1 comments
GREELEY - The University of Northern Colorado, Monfort College of Business and School of Mathematical Science have joined to launch the Great App Design Contest, Monfort announced.
The contest is aimed at Colorado high school and college students who dream of designing their own apps and games.
"We know there are lots of students in Colorado who are interested in designing software and apps, and would like to pursue a career doing so," said Charmayne Cullom, Monfort professor of CIS.
"This competition [provides us with the opportunity to promote the new program and give students in Colorado the chance to win their choice of scholarship funds toward a software engineering degree or other prizes."
First-place winners will receive a $1,000 software engineering degree scholarship at UNC or a Wii U Deluxe. Second-place winners will receive a $500 software engineering scholarship at UNC or a $200 App Store gift card. Third-place prize is a $250 software engineering scholarship at UNC or a $100 App Store gift card.
Entries are due by April 15 and can be made by individuals or teams consisting of up to three students, who must be enrolled in a Colorado high school or college with less than 60 hours of college credit.
Winners will be announced on May 8.
The contest aims to highlight UNC's new software engineering degree, which the university will begin offering this fall.
"We're very enthusiastic about the new software engineering degree," said Don Gudmundson, Monfort College business dean. "UNC will be one of the very few offering this course of study."
Visit www.GreatAppContest.com for more information.