Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Berkeley Lab-Mentored High School Girls Win 2012 Technovation Challenge

After taking top honors among their peers from Albany and Berkeley High Schools, a team of five girls from Albany High beat out 10 other teams from high schools around the country to win the 2012 Technovation Challenge. The challenge is a 10-week program in which teams of girls develop science education apps for smartphones. Their winning app, called StudiCafe, is aimed at helping students study for college-level Advanced Placement courses with social networking added to maintain interest. They were mentored by Sufia Haque of the Engineering Division and Taghrid Samak of the Computational Research Division. 


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