Mobile CSP’s 3rd Annual App Expo

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The Mobile CSP expo made front page of the Wednesday, May 25th edition of the Hartford Courant. Congratulations to everyone involved!

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 the 3rd Annual Mobile CSP Expo was held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Students who were enrolled in the Mobile CSP course during the 2015-2016 academic year were invited to demonstrate the apps they had created during the course under the guidance of trained Mobile CSP teachers. Approximately 100 students from nine local high schools participated in the event.

Attendees had the opportunity to walk around the room and try out the various mobile apps. After two 45 minute viewing sessions, the attendees were asked to vote for their favorite app. The apps with the most votes earned the Mobile CSP People’s Choice Award.

Among those in attendance was Dean Melanie Stein, Trinity College’s Dean of the Faculty. After the first 45 minute viewing session, Dean Stein gave welcoming remarks followed by Trinity College Professor of Computer Science/Mobile CSP co-PI Ralph Morelli and Mobile CSP co-PI/President of the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association Chinma Uche. Uche stressed the importance of Computer Science education for all students. #CSforAll

The event concluded with closing remarks from Mobile CSP Teaching Consultant Pauline Lake who encouraged students to pursue opportunities in the Computer Science field and Mobile CSP Teacher/Vice President of the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association James Veseskis as well as the announcing of the winners.
Mobile CSP People’s Choice Award 2016 Winners: 
All Mobile CSP apps are created using MIT App Inventor
1st Place – “Gravity”, created by Frank Kulak from University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford, CT. Frank took home a new tablet.
For more information about Gravity click here.
2nd Place- “Say Something”, created by Briana Covia, Carlianna Felix, Chamara Wiggins, and MaKenna Lindsay from Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy in Hartford, CT. The students had their choice of $20 in prizes from Best Buy. The Say Something team was also a semi-finalist for this year’s Technovation Challenge.
For more information about Say Something click here.
3rd Place- “TranslateU”, created by Steven Baumann and Matthew Bedoya from Trumbull High School. Third place was awarded a $10 Best Buy prize.
To learn more about TranslateU click here.
*New* Raffle – Several prizes were also raffled off to a few lucky teams.
Click here to see photos from the event.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make our 3rd Annual Expo a success!