Grwo is a new app aiming to motivate students to reach their greatest potential both inside and outside of the classroom. The premise of the app, which is available to Clemson students as part of a beta test, is to reward students for achievements during their time in college.
Achievements are split into five categories: Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Imagination
and Improvement. For example, in the Leadership category one achievement is mentoring another student. For Learning, students can fulfill achievements with grades they get on exams, homework, etc.
Students earn points for each achievement and can redeem these points for rewards using the app. There are many different types of rewards, from Starbucks gift cards and Southern Fried Cotton clothing to entry in a sweepstakes for trips to events like TomorrowWorld Music Festival or a meet-and-greet with industry leaders like Richard Belluzzo, the Former President and COO of Microsoft.
“Some of the prizes are pretty legit. I just wonder how the app plans to make money to [be able to] continue giving stuff away,” junior Matt Noland said when told the list of rewards.
The app requires students to verify their achievements in order to prevent people from lying to get more points.
First of all, replica watchesusers must take pictures with achievements to prove their success.
For example, when a student claims they got an A on an exam, they must take a picture of their exam and upload it before they get points for the feat.