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Samsung Mobile App Academy at Cooper

Tue, Aug 5, 10:50am - Thu, Aug 7, 2014 10:50am

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August 5 - 7, Cooper Union will host the Samsung Mobile App Academy, a free 3-day program for rising 11th and 12th graders. The program is held in ten cities around the country. 

The intensive workshop to be held at 41 Cooper Square will teach students how smart phone apps are created, a process that is complex even for the simplest applications. Students will then have the opportunity to submit their own app concept, and Samsung will choose first, second, and third place winners and award up to $20,000 in scholarship funds.  Each student will receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet.







Located at 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.