|[January 11, 2013]
Samsung Mobile Announces Mobile Application Boot Camp Winners, Awards $35,000 in Scholarships at International CES
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Samsung (News - Alert) Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile
phone provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider
worldwide1, recognized the top five students and their mobile
application concepts developed during the 2012 Mobile Application Boot
(Left to Right) Ryan Bidan, Director of Product Marketing for Samsung Mobile and Tim Stevens, Editor In Chief of Engadget, announced the winners of the Samsung Mobile Application Boot Camps on Engadget Stage at CES (News - Alert). Third place and a $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Ofri Harlev, an eleventh grader, at Lowell High School in San Francisco, second place and a $10,000 scholarship was awarded to Sophia Li, an eleventh grader, at Lowell High School in San Francisco and the Grand Prize winner Joseph Romano, a tenth grader at Arlington High School in Arlington, MA, received a $20,000 scholarship from Samsung Mobile. (Photo: Business Wire)
Grand prize winner Joseph Romano, a tenth grader at Arlington High
School in Arlington, MA, received a $20,000 scholarship for his Better4All
volunteer application. Romano's Better4All mobile application is
a crowd-sourced service which allows users within a specific region to
report and respond to volunteer opportunities within three main
categories: road hazards, off-road issues and volunteer positions. This
call-to-action application encourages users to identify areas in their
community that need emergency and philanthropic assistance.
"The goal for the Samsung Mobile Application Boot Camps is to inspire a
new generation of engineers," said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung
Telecommunications America. "The students that participated are learning
a timely and relevant skill that has an opportunity to influence not
only their lives, but the lives of others as well. It is encouraging to
see the creativity these students have and the desire to empower change
Sophia Li, an eleventh grader at Lowell High School in San
Francisco, received second place and a $10,000 scholarship for her SoundUP app.
By allowing users to "piggyback" on multiple phone speakers, SoundUP delivers
a synchronized, extended speaker system. SoundUP not only brings
people together through the power of msic, but also delivers on
convenience, personalization and versatility.
The third place prize of a $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Ofri
Harlev, an eleventh grader at Lowell High School in San Francisco.
Harlev created the Karma Trader application to bring
communities together by identifying and promoting citizens' unique skill
sets, such as carpentry or health care.
Fourth & Fifth place winners, David Park, from Duluth, GA,
and James Fong, from Alameda, CA (News - Alert), in addition to all winners,
will receive Samsung Galaxy S® III smartphones. For more information or
to view winner concept submissions, please visit www.scholastic.com/samsungbootcamp.
In July and August of 2012, Samsung Mobile collaborated with highly
recognized engineering universities - University of California,
Berkeley, University of Texas at Dallas, Georgia Institute of Technology (News - Alert)
and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to host four two-day mobile
application boot camps for top performing high school students
interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Samsung worked with Scholastic - the global children's publishing,
education and media company - to develop the activities for the boot
camps, as well as teacher resources that are available online for
teachers interested in teaching mobile application development during
the school year.
For more information about the program, please visit www.scholastic.com/samsungbootcamp
or contact email@example.com.
1 Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in
the United States based upon reported shipment data, according to
Strategy Analytics (News - Alert), North America Handset Vendor Marketshare, Q3 2012.
Samsung Electronics Company is the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide
based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics
Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share by Region: Q3 2012.
Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co.,
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and
markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other
telecommunications products throughout North America. For more
information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics
and the core components that go into them. Through
relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds
of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home
appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ
227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143
billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To
discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher
and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational
technology and related services and children's media. Scholastic creates
quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials
and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help
children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its
products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including
school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools,
libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.
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