Princeton Prize in Race Relation: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts. Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations receive $1000.00 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2018. Apply at pprize.princeton.edu.
SPARK for Autism:
The Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) and Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems have partnered to launch the SPARK Mobile App Contest.
We are excited to announce that our registration for the contest is now OPEN! Teams of high school and college students across the United States, up to graduate level, are invited to participate in this virtual contest to design and create mobile applications to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder, their family members and caregivers.
SPARK contestants will have the opportunity to submit for “best overall app” for a cash prize of $25,000. Other prizes that will be awarded to individuals/teams are in the categories of best app design ($1,000), best prototype app ($2,000) and best production-level app ($5,000). These three prizes will be awarded separately for high school, undergraduate and graduate individuals/teams.
No experience in mobile app development or mobile friendly websites is required to enter. The SPARK contest is looking for the best ideas, concepts, and creativity to support SPARK’s mission. Technical resources and autism experts will be available for assistance throughout the contest.
In the United States, 1 in 68 children are affected by autism (CDC, 2017) and there are more than 3.5 million Americans living with an autism spectrum disorder (Autism Society, 2017). By participating in the contest, students will support SPARK’s initiatives to speed up research and advance understanding of autism by building innovative mobile applications and mobile friendly websites.