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CITRIS Mobile App Challenge Expanding

January 23, 2015

First hosted at UC Merced in 2011, the CITRIS Mobile App Challenge is a semester-long competition that blends education, prototyping skills and teamwork to empower students to develop apps for societal benefit.

The challenge is expanding this year to include teams at UC Davis and UC Berkeley, which along with UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz form CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.

Winning teams at each school receive up to $1,000, and several have developed their apps further by raising additional funding, creating research initiatives, entering incubators or starting companies.

As the challenge unfolds this spring, keep up with the teams as they race toward Demo Day in May: