TAG Education Collaborative is excited to announce the 2014 Health IT Student Innovation Award Competition is open to all Georgia Middle School Students.
Mobile app technology is increasingly influencing our lives to connect us with more real-time, relevant information than ever before. Through a special partnership between the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative Inc. (TAG-Ed), the Georgia Department of Education, Verizon Wireless, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), we offer a contest that strategically utilizes technology to combat a major health issue in Georgia.
For the first time this innovative technology design competition is open to all Georgia students!
Eligibility: This is a team event for middle school students. Teams must consist of 2-4 students. Students must have a school or program approved adult advisor to enter the competition. (Mrs. Deneka)
Purpose: To encourage Georgia middle school students to work as a team to design an innovative mobile optimized website that promotes a specific theme related to encourage lifelong wellness. The 2014 theme for the Health IT Student Innovation Award is Youth Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation.
Project description: Students should evaluate the current trends in the use of mobile applications and study how these trends will impact our healthcare delivery system. Health related areas to be addressed in the application may include tobacco usage trends, risks, prevention, and cessation programs.
Middle School Requirements:
- A working mobile optimized website
- Research bibliography
- Promotional flyer and written component
Entries are due to Mrs. Deneka by 9:00 am on October 14th. (Contest deadline is October 15th at noon)
Finalist teams will present their application at the Health IT Leadership Summit on November 20, 2014 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.
- Cash prizes will be awarded to the schools of the finalist teams.
- A grand prize winner will receive an additional cash award for their school.
For full rules and procedures, please visit http://www.tagedonline.org/health-it-student-innovation-award/.
**Please stop in Room 1301 between 8:00 – 8:30 am, as soon as possible, to see Mrs. Deneka to discuss your ideas and to get registered for the competition. You may work on this project at home or you may come work in the lab in the morning.**