DOD Launches App Development Challenge

The Department of Defense launched a mobile app development challenge to provide mobile applications that provide science, technology, engineering and math learning tools.

The contest, which runs from April 2, 2012, to June 4, 2012, is headed by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, a research and development office within the department.

“The STEM App Challenge will benefit the national STEM efforts for K-12 education, but may also have an immediate impact on the Defense Department,” ADL Initiative Director Kristy Murray said. “We are always looking for innovative ideas for how we better incorporate mobile devices for learning within DoD.”

The challenge is open to all mobile app developers who have creative ideas for developing apps that foster problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning in the targeted area of “common misconceptions of science.” There is no cost for entering the challenge.


Winning developers will be showcased at the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative’s iFest Conference in Orlando, Fla., July 31, 2012 – Aug, 2, 2012.

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