High school and college students in Colorado who dream of designing their own apps and games can turn that dream into a scholarship toward a Software Engineering degree at the University of Northern Colorado. The University of Northern Colorado, the Monfort College of Business and the School of Mathematical Science have launched the Great App Design Contest, with entries due by Monday, April 15.
“We know there are lots of students in Colorado who are interested in designing software and apps, and would like to pursue a career doing so,” said Monfort College of Business Professor of CIS and Software Engineering Degree Faculty Advisor Charmayne Cullom. “This competition provides us with the opportunity to promote the new program and give students in Colorado the chance to win their choice of scholarship funds toward a Software Engineering degree or other prizes.”
First place winners receive a $1,000 Software Engineering degree scholarship at UNC or a Wii U Deluxe, second place receives a $500 Software Engineering scholarship at UNC or a $200 App Store gift card, and third place receives a $250 Software Engineering scholarship at UNC or a $100 App Store gift card.
Entries can be made by individuals or teams consisting of up to three students, who must be enrolled in high school or college in Colorado with less than 60 hours of college credit.
Complete details about the competition can be found at www.GreatAppContest.com. The winners will be announced during a live Webinar on Wednesday, May 8.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Sarah Berkman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 351-3052.
“We’re very enthusiastic about the new Software Engineering degree,” said Monfort College of Business Dean Don Gudmundson. “UNC will be one of the very few offering this course of study.” The college and the Mathematical Sciences Department are participating in an interdisciplinary partnership to offer a Bachelor of Science, Software Engineering degree, beginning in Fall 2013.
“This major is ideal for students who are detail oriented, problem solvers and feel most at home in front of a computer,” Gudmundson said.
Cullom added, “It’s exciting that UNC is offering a collaborative joint program that pulls together the strengths of CIS and Computer Science to provide students with a degree that makes them market-ready for the new world of computer software development.”
Students majoring in Software Engineering will be able to choose from any minor offered at the University of Northern Colorado.