Visit the Pearson Student Contest projects page to discover what today's students see as challenges in education and what solutions they would build using Pearson's APIs. The Pearson Student Coding Contest is designed to reward students who develop relevant, innovative, creative, functional, and original applications that integrate with the Pearson APIs. According to Code.org, by 2020, there will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than students. Opportunities for software developers are exploding and exposure to computer science can lead to high-paying jobs. The contest was created to encourage students to think creatively, showcase and apply the knowledge they’ve learned, and to give them the opportunity to demonstrate how they would approach building educational technology.
The winners for the 2014 contest were announced on February 20, 2015 and include:
$5,000 First Place Prize: CrowdLearn, Alex Ngure - University of Minnesota
$2,500 Second Place Prize: CurricuLab, Garrett Smith - Harper College
$1,000 Third Place Prize: QuickDef, Yhlas Jorayev, Christopher Siegler, Nicholas Brantley, and Ryan Jones - Troy University