KIPP MA – Lynn, MA – November 16th 2020 –
We’re so excited to announce that KALC students Melvin Ayala, Tatiana Iraheta, and Serena Porte were chosen as the third place award recipients for the 9-12 grade STEM week challenge: Slow the Spread!
Their app, which aims to provide access to resources including real-time updates from the CDC and an interactive symptoms tracker, called “TRACK-vid,” impressed the STEM experts who reviewed submissions from students across the Commonwealth. You can review their full presentation here: TRACK-vid STEM Week Presentation.
An environmental scientist who reviewed their project said, “It’s impressive to think that you’re looking for solutions to address real-world challenges at the same time our top scientists and professionals are. Your team had a thoughtful approach by providing multiple app functionalities (tracking symptoms and connecting users to free testing) while also considering users of different backgrounds through your offering of multiple languages.”
In recognition of their hard work and standout ideas, students have earned an exciting industry experience from STEM Week Challenge partners: A design session with experts from IBM!
Congratulations Melvin, Tatiana, and Serena!!