Augmented reality STEM education app wins Boiler Business Competition

Purdue Polytechnic students John Allen and Connor Wright, juniors in computer and information technology, won the fourth annual Boiler Business Competition on April 28 with teammates Wesley Virt, Thanh Tran, Chris Palermo, and Charles Frey.

The team created an app which turns learning into a game where students complete learning-based tasks in pursuit of completing a mission. The app features augmented reality technology and is designed to foster STEM education.

To commercialize their interactive platform for assisting elementary school students, the students co-founded Explore Interactive LLC. The startup will receive $5,000, free office space at The Anvil, and free legal advice from Gutwein Law in Lafayette.

Read the full Purdue news release.