The SST Computer Club was formed by
a group of students who shared an interest in computers. The
student-led club involves programming software, developing projects,
working with teams, and thinking like an engineer.
A team from the Computer Club participated in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge and created a conceptual design for a mobile app. Called StudentConnect, the app would allow students, teachers, and parents to easily and conveniently
communicate in an online community.
app has been named a Best in Region winner in the 2014 Verizon
Innovative App Challenge. SST
was awarded $5,000 to advance their STEM programs and will have access
to an online course called "Teaching App Creation with MIT App Inventor"
taught virtually by app development experts from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Media Lab's Center for Mobile Learning. The
course will teach students how to build their app and bring it to
The Verizon Innovative App
Challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school
students, working with a faculty advisor, to apply their STEM knowledge,
ingenuity, and creativity to develop an original mobile app concept
that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school
or community. The goal of the Challenge is to increase student interest
and knowledge in STEM subjects and mobile technology through an
engaging and empowering learning experience.