5th Grade Girl Scouts Achievement in STEM Challenge
A few of our 5th grade Girl Scouts worked hard this summer to design an app for a local STEM challenge. Their hard work and achievement have paid off, as they continue to be honored and celebrated in our community! Check out the feature written about their work in a recent TCS communication:
"Teammates Ruby Lilla, Hadley Bazant, and Reese Thomas may be the youngest Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Virtual Innovation Lab participants - but as the old adage goes, age is just a number. As incoming fifth graders at Holy Trinity Parish School in Louisville, this all-girl team of 3, won 1st place at their local goIT App Design and Development competition and placed 4th at their regional competition where they went up against 8th grade students years older than they were. With a record like theirs, this girl power team has a lot to be proud of coming into the inaugural TCS Virtual Innovation Lab. During the 12 hour goIT App Design and Development program hosted at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, and facilitated by Best College Match Foundation, Ruby, Hadley, and Reese harnessed technology to prototype a mobile app for social good. Their app, EduAnimals, helps stop animal abuse and educate users on proper pet care. On speaking with the girls following goIT, “WE WANT A REAL APP!” they said. “One that helps animals and people learn more about their pets and how to be good animal owners and advocates. We all love animals and want to make sure they are cared for.”
Now, with the Virtual Innovation Lab, Ruby, Hadley, and Reese will be one step closer to making their app dream a reality. Working alongside TCS employee and EduAnimals team lead, Samish Jokhla, and other content experts, the team will choose 12 hours of content to further explore. These range from deeper dive into coding, business planning, and take your app to market, but all are designed to further hone students' business, technical and marketing skills in an interactive and agile approach."