Technovation Challenge 2019 – RI Region
February 1 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Technovation is an international program and contest for girls 10-18 that teaches mobile app development, entrepreneurship, and community engagement. Technovation is a program of Iridescent (a 501c3 non-profit) in which high school and middle school girls are exposed to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through designing and programming a mobile app. https://technovationchallenge.org/
A typical team consists of 3-5 girls and a classroom teacher, parent, or other adult as a coach at their school or community center (or even at home!) and a female industry mentor from the technology or related industry. Specialists of either gender are welcome to contribute expertise. Mentors from industry are more than welcome to take the lead too! The mentors guide the teams through each week of the online Technovation curriculum until the late April submission deadline. Girls see their mentors as role models and look to them for guidance on how to overcome obstacles and solve problems through the completion of their projects. The industry mentors often function as project managers too.
What’s the time commitment?
Teams meet with their primary mentor or coach for about 2 hours weekly throughout the season. Industry mentors will meet with them for 30 minutes to an hour weekly, either in-person or virtually.
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For more info, please contact Joe Mazzone: JoeMazzone@outlook.com
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