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Three New Jersey Universities Now Accepting Submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge

Hoboken, N.J. – Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  “Mobile apps are a rapidly growing sector of the U.S. economy,” said Christos Christodoulatos, associate provost of academic entrepreneurship at Stevens. “This competition will showcase the talents of New Jersey’s brightest students, innovators, technologists, businesspeople and entrepreneurs, as well as encourage the development of mobile apps, a booming industry which has the potential to spur high tech job growth throughout the state.”

Through December 31, 2012, students, faculty members and recent graduates from the three universities are invited to submit built-from-scratch mobile apps for a variety of platforms. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges and winners will be selected based on several metrics, including overall utility and potential commercial success. The overall winner will be rewarded with the opportunity to pitch his or her idea to Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley.

The New Jersey Apps Challenge was formally announced on April 11, 2012 by U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski at an event hosted by Stevens.

To submit a mobile app to the New Jersey Apps Challenge and for further information on rules and eligibility, visit

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,400 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with more than 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and