DoD wants mobile apps that promote STEM education

The Defense Department is sponsoring a new challenge that it hopes will serve two purposes - getting its future workforce better educated on science, technology, engineering and math, and coming up with innovative ways to use mobile technology in DoD. The challenge runs through June. The Pentagon wants mobile app developers to submit entries designed to help overcome common misconceptions in science. The contest is sponsored by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, a research and development office within DoD.