Dear Valadez Families,
Our Valadez Middle School Academy is proud to have participated in the 2016-2017 AppJam+ through the University California Irvine. Twenty-four of our students collaborated with UCI students from the technology department three hours a day for several months to design and develop an App (Application) for mobile devices. Students worked on coding and algorithms to develop their Apps and competed against other schools in presenting their Apps at the annual Fall Program & Showcase Finale Event featuring presentations by 18 teams from 5 different program sites at the University California Irvine. AppJam+ is a program in which the concept of building software in a short period of time is used as a tool to excite and inform middle school students about STEM fields while teaching them the creative and hands-on technical process of mobile application development & exposing them to careers in STEM. We are proud of our 24 Valadez Academy Students that participated and are excited for the next upcoming event.