A team from Redmond’s Tesla STEM High School was named Best in Nation as part of Verizon Wireless’ Innovative Learning app challenge.
The grand prize, which the school won, is $20,000 toward STEM education, as well as a all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando for the 2017 Technology Student Assocation (TSA) conference. Support from the MIT App Inventor team will help bring the app to life. The students also receive tablets for each member.
Students at the high school designed Take Me There, an app that sources transportation information for people with accessibility challenges. It provides information about costs, walking distances, and accessibility ramps.
The app was selected from a field of more than 1,800 submissions nationwide. The students were notified of the win with a surprise announcement Feb. 15.
The high school already won a Best in State award and a Best Regional award in the contest.