About

Originating at UC Merced in 2011, the CITRIS Mobile App Challenge (MAC) is a semester-long competition that empowers undergraduate students to develop mobile apps for social impact while fostering innovation, community service, and career development. Guest speakers, industry mentors, and peer networking help students move rapidly from idea to prototype over the course of a semester.

The CITRIS Mobile App Challenge is working under the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program. This program supports student-led learning and technology development for healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.

To achieve its mission, the Tech for Social Good Program provides funding support to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, groups, teams or organizations developing hardware, software, events or programs that support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.