YARMOUTH, Maine (May 1, 2023) – Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that three innovative high school students from Maine were recently selected as winners of
the 2023 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that challenges students to show off their skills and creativity by building a mobile application.
The winners received scholarships totaling $10,000, which were presented at Tyler’s awards ceremony on April 29 at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland.
This year’s winners are:
“Every year, we’re so impressed by the creativity of these high school students in their app creation,” said Chris Webster, president of Tyler’s ERP & Civic Division. “We hope that the Maine App Challenge continues to inspire these students to explore STEM-related careers in the future, especially careers in Maine as we want these talented students to know there are hundreds of great companies in Maine who need their skills.”
“This program has grown and is continuing to grow with great momentum. This year, we exceeded our submission expectations with more than double the number of submissions we had
last year. We couldn’t be more pleased to see Maine’s bright young minds so engaged in the world of STEM,” said Matt Jones, manager of software engineering at Tyler. Similar to last year, Tyler collaborated with the Foster Center for Innovation at the University of Maine to host a series of free workshops for students to help with brainstorming, prototyping, and testing their applications.
“Partnering on the Maine App Challenge over the past two years has proven to be a great way to engage students in innovation, and the University of Maine is excited to be working with Tyler
Technologies on campus tours, workshops, and courses that will get students excited about STEM disciplines and pathways to higher education and future careers" said Renee Kelly,
associate vice president of strategic partnerships, innovation, and engagement for the University of Maine.
The three Maine App Challenge winners were rewarded with scholarships totaling $10,000 in 529 college savings plans. The top 20 submission participants received an Oculus VR headset,
and the Top 10 submission participants will be granted a guaranteed internship interview following each student’s college sophomore year.
Tyler also awarded a $500 check to the Maine high school with the most teams or individuals submitting an eligible entry. This year, Biddeford Regional Center of Technology and Casco Bay
High School is tied with the same number of entries and will receive $500.
The Maine App Challenge, which was developed in 2015 in partnership with Educate Maine's Project>Login introduces students to STEM-related disciplines and supports the notion that these students can excel in this field while remaining in Maine. Since its inception, The Maine App Challenge has gifted more than $80,000 in 529 college savings plans to students in Maine.
For more information about the Maine App Challenge, please contact MACT@tylertech.com.
Contact: Jennifer Kepler