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Daily Bruin - September 2016 - Student creates secret agent game to encourage young girls in STEM

In a game created by a UCLA student and her two sisters, 11- to 14-year-old players can combat a villain as agents for a top secret government agency. Throughout the game, players time travel and encounter women who have made contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics..

UCLA Newsroom - September 2016 - Teams of Bruins create apps to solve problems using latest technologies

Teams of UCLA students, staff and faculty who have created clever, first-of-their-kind software and applications that use the latest technologies to help solve problems unveiled the result of thousands of hours of hard work Thursday at an awards ceremony for the Third Annual Code for the Mission app competition.

UCLA Newsroom - May 2016 - Students team up with Chancellor Block to create an app

They’ll use data to improve productivity and participation at meetings. Adam Garcia, Will Gu, Chancellor Gene Block and Tanuj Lalwani hope to have the app finished by Aug. 31.

UCLA Newsroom - March 2016 - Create a new mobile app for a chance to win $5,000

UCLA faculty, students and staff are invited to enter the third annual “Code for the Mission’ competition to develop mobile applications promoting UCLA’s mission of education, research and service. Winners will earn placement of their app in UCLA’s App Store a $5,000 prize in each of this year's three categories

Spring 2015 - UCLA’s ‘Code for the Mission’ competition for new mobile apps

UCLA faculty, staff and students are invited to enter the second annual “Code for the Mission’ competition to develop mobile applications promoting UCLA’s mission of education, research and service. Winners will earn placement of their app in UCLA’s App Store a $5,000 prize in each of this year's three categories

Problem-solving teens win $5,000 prize in UCLA’s first app-design contest

Code for the Mission paired tech-savvy students and UCLA researchers to translate technical expertise into public benefit

William Fu, a junior at La Canada High, noticed that his school had a problem. Teachers and kids alike grumbled about the periodic hearing tests every student was required to undergo. Huge trucks loaded with auditory equipment would arrive at the school, forcing students to miss classes for lengthy screenings.

UCLA Code for the Mission featured on UCLA's Newsroom

'Code for the Mission' contest seeks faculty, staff and students to create apps exploring liberal arts, tackling health care problems and closing the education gap

New contest for aspiring app developers aims to harness some of UCLA’s brightest minds and talent. Winners of “Code for the Mission” will not only receive cash and prizes, but their app will also be made available for download via UCLA’s app store. Each team must have at least one UCLA faculty or staff member or student to be eligible.