Posted Jul. 11, 2017 at 1:07 p.m.

Enloe High School team's app wins national Lenovo honor (+ video)

Published: 2017-07-11 13:07:47
Updated: 2017-07-11 13:07:47

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An app developed by a team of students at Raleigh's Enloe High School is the top winner in a national competition put on by Lenovo, the NAF and judges from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The app, called CPRonDemand, prevailed in a final voting among five finalists that ended July 10. The Enloe team was among the five finalists named in May as part of the joint Lenovo Scholar Network-NAF-MIT effort.

The app is designed to be user friendly for use in an emergency. It was created by the team of Arvind Rajan, Vedatman Soham Basu, Justin Miller, Guna Yarramareddy.

The Enloe team's app is being demonstrated at the annual NAF Next Conference in Dallas, Texas.

“The Lenovo Scholar Network ‘Fan Favorite’ is a highlight of NAF Next each year, as it is an outstanding opportunity to showcase the hard work and creativity of our students to the entire NAF network and allow for one to take home an additional honor,” said NAF President, JD Hoye. “Congratulations to this year’s ‘Fan Favorite’ winner and all of the winning student teams who participated – you all should be very proud of your accomplishments!”

As the winner, the Enloe team will receive state-of-the-art technology, courtesy of Lenovo.

“Investing in STEM education, and organizations like NAF, are important to Lenovo because these young people are the next generation of talent that will contribute to our company’s future innovation and success,” said Rob Cato, executive director, Public Sector, Workstation & OEM Sales at Lenovo.

Enloe is a NAF education organization academy school that participates in the annual Lenovo Scholar Network National Mobile App Development Competition, which is intended to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers.

Two schools in Charlotte were among the other finalists.

“Through this program, we have engaged young minds to embrace and explore STEM studies, and set their sights on higher education and the many exciting job opportunities in this critical field," said Emilio Ghilardi, president of Lenovo North America when the finalists were announced. "Lenovo is proud to expand our partnership with NAF and to continue to inspire the next generation of leaders.”

Student teams were allowed to utilize technology from MIT's App Invetor program to develop their solutions.

The other finalists:

  • Alacrity (Charlotte): Notifies users if there are natural disaster alerts in their area and offers offline guides of how to handle natural disasters
  • Iris: Connects college students with members of their college community
  • Welcome to IB!: Helps students with International Baccalaureate
  • Where's Our Bus App? (Charlotte): Tracks the bus to streamline the drop-off and pick-up process for students and bus drivers

Learn more about the program and the winning apps at:

http://lenovoscholars.com/2017-winners/

Lenovo, one of the world's largest PC, smartphone and router manufacturers, operates one of its corporate headquarters in Morrisville.

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