A team from the University of Central Missouri(UCM) in April was awarded first place in the Kansas City Fed’s sixth annual Code-A-Thon competition.

In the two-day virtual event, six collegiate teams competed to build software solutions for certain scenarios. The winning UCM team designed an app that helps students who might be struggling to socialize after returning from remote classes to in-person campus life.

This year, students from Langston University in Oklahoma took second place, developing software to connect refugees with resources and aid groups.

Third place went to a team from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, for an app that helps young adults remember life skills.

Langston University professor Ralph Grayson received the University Champion Award, which goes to the most committed and engaged faculty member in the competition.