The Android app making projects that were undertaken at ConVal Regional High School during the fall semester were the subject of a recent web post by the NH Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR); the website is maintained by the University of New Hampshire.
The Creative Computing Challenge, under whose auspices four ConVal teachers were trained in app making during the summer, was conducted in collaboration with Mihaela Sabin, associate professor of computer science at UNH Manchester. In the fall, ConVal students used the MIT App Inventor 2 online creation platform for app development and a network-connected ASUS tablet as an instant testbed for their Android apps.
The National Science Foundation established EPSCoR to strengthen science and engineering infrastructure in states that historically have received less in federal research grants. In the last ten years, since NH became an EPSCoR state, more than $118 million in competitive federal grants have been awarded to the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, and several academic and industry partners to support basic research in environmental and space science, biomedicine and health sciences, and energy.