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Tufts professor sparks app contest for teens

Can a software app change the world? Perhaps, if you can find the right teenager to design it.

So a Tufts University dean and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, or IEEE, have launched a contest for young people 13 and older to devise apps to deal with global problems such as health care, education, and clean energy.

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