In addition to scholarships for the three winners, the 20 submission participants received an Oculus VR headset, and the top 10 submission participants will be granted a guaranteed internship interview at Tyler following each student’s college sophomore year. Tyler also awarded $500 to the Maine high school with the most teams/individuals submitting an eligible entry. This year, Biddeford Regional Center of Technology and Casco Bay High School tied with the same number of entries, and both received $500.
“Every year, we’re so impressed by the creativity of these high school students in their app creation,” ERP & Civic Division President Chris Webster said. “We hope the Maine App Challenge continues to inspire these students to explore STEM-related careers in the future, especially careers in Maine, as we want these talented students to know there are hundreds of great companies in Maine who need their skills.”
The Maine App Challenge winners
pose with their prizes.
For the second year in a row, Tyler collaborated with the Foster Center for Innovation at the University of Maine to host a series of free workshops for students to help with brainstorming, prototyping, and testing their applications.
“This program has grown and is continuing to grow with great momentum,” said Matt Jones, manager of software engineering. “This year, we exceeded our submission expectations with more than double the number of submissions we had last year. We couldn’t be more pleased to see Maine’s bright young minds so engaged in the world of STEM.”
Congratulations to the 2023 winners!