Fowler Middle School

Students’ Idea for Mobile App Advances in Contest

Jul 07, 2015

An idea by Jacob Clower and Sujeeth Singidi, former eighth graders at Fowler Middle School and incoming freshmen at Liberty High School, placed in the top 20 as part of a mobile app development contest hosted by The University of Texas at Dallas and Organization of Asian Indians at AT&T (OASIS).

Clower and Singidi’s idea is to create a mobile app with a test that would allow users to determine if they are drunk and if so, users could contact Uber for a safe ride home.

Both students were selected to participate in a series of training sessions this summer as part of the second round of the competition.

They will be trained on how to use the MIT App Inventor software to create their app on the Android operating system.

The IDEA contest provides an opportunity for middle school and high school students, to use their STEM knowledge, their ingenuity, and their creativity to come up with an original mobile app that they can use every day. The goal of the competition is to provide an engaging and empowering learning experience to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM.

Entries will be judged on originality of the idea and practicability of the concept and its potential usage. Winners will be announced in August.