- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Six Helena High School students who developed a concept for a mobile 3D scanner have won national honors in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

After winning a statewide contest and being named a regional finalist, the students learned Wednesday their idea is one of four projects that won national awards and a $20,000 grant for their school. The students each won a tablet computer.

The team now has the opportunity to have their app developed with the help of professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The team is invited to present its winning app at the 2014 National Technology Student Association Conference in Washington, D.C. in June.

The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/N7wkyW) the students’ idea is for a smartphone app that takes high-quality 3D scans of objects which can be imported into computer design software and edited.


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Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com