To generate interest in the engineering field among high school students, Samsung Mobile developed a series of free mobile application boot camps for students who have an applied focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Held in San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta and Boston this summer, the free, two-day events introduced students to the growing mobile applications industry and provided the tools needed to develop the “next big thing.” Students used the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to access the program curriculum, research the digital landscape and learn about mobile applications.
During the Samsung Mobile Application Boot Camps, students worked in-person with mobile technology leaders, including Samsung Mobile employees and independent mobile application developers. Students also received the chance to interact directly with college educators and learn more about the local engineering programs at the universities in their communities.
Students who participated in the boot camps were eligible to submit their own mobile application concepts to win scholarships and other prizes including:
On July 11, Samsung Mobile held the first of four boot camps at The University of California Berkley (UCB) for high school students based in the San Francisco Bay area. Samsung Mobile hosted its second boot camp on July 18 in Dallas at The University of Texas Dallas (UTD).
On August 8, the Boot Camp program made its way to the East Coast. More than 30 students participated in the initiative in Atlanta at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GATECH). The cross-country technical tour concluded August 15-16 in Boston at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with an enthusiastic group of more than 40 students.