"Appy" tech girls are superheroes

23/8/2017
Students from Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson
Students from Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson


CSIRO's chief scientific researcher has praised the girls from Our Lady of the Nativity, Lawson for developing two apps that could take them on tour of Silicon Valley.

The first app is called Outshine the Sun and is to teach kids about global warming and what they can do to stop it. The second app is Figures of Hope to educate kids about poverty and the joy of giving. They represent about 90 hours of work each for these 10-11 years olds.

The apps are part of the Tech Girls Comp that is designed to encourage girls in a career in STEM and girls aged 8-14 can compete. 

The girls have to solve a problem in the local area and align it to one of the 16 UN Development Goals, such as global warming and poverty.

“This was Our Lady of the Nativity’s second year entering the competiton, and last year our girls were equal NSW Runners Up,” project supervisor

“The girls have done an amazing job and one team spoke to the head CSIRO research scientist about his work, online for 30mins he endorsed their app and we are in the process of getting an article in Double Helix CSIRO magazine for schools,” he said.
 
Posted By CathEd Parra at 23/08/2017 10:32:22 AM
 
   
  
 

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