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August 4, 2014

BME student Phani Gaddipati wins Google virtual flashcard app-building competition

Phani GaddipatiPhani Gaddipati, a junior in the Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering program, has won the top prize in a global app-building contest sponsored by Google. The goal was to develop a customizable flashcard app for end-users.

Gaddipati's  Stacks Flashcards app is designed to aid memorization in the style of old-school paper flashcards. His inspiration was his organic chemistry class, which required a lot of memorization.

His app bested hundreds of apps submitted by hundreds of students from 90 countries. The winning app has already been downloaded more than 23,000 to date. As part of the first-place prize, Gaddipati has won a trip to San Francisco to visit Google headquarters. Read the full story in the JHU Hub