Technology + Entrepreneurship = TechPreneurship
Being a catalyst for an entrepreneurial mindset is one of uCodeGirl’s missions. Through problem-based experiential learning using fundamental design principles and the Engineering Design Process, young girls explore solutions to real-world community problems in TechPreneurship.
Running October through February, this program helps them in building a pathway to a career in technology (or add value to their skill repository for another career path!) through real-world exposure and continuous collaboration with community technology companies and institutions committed to higher education.
Take a peek below at one of the past projects our girls completed: StudySaver!
StudySaver: An Exercise in Problem Solving
Participants met once a week from October to February 2018 on Sunday afternoons for two hours at a time to brainstorm and identify a problem in their community affecting their age group. Together, the team of girls generated ideas, categorized their ideas into common themes, voted on the ideas, put together survey questions for their top three ideas, and asked their peers in the community for input.
The premise of collaboration and the rules of engagement during brainstorming were as follows:
No idea is a bad idea
Every student's voice counts
Work is always distributed evenly among the team members
We listen to understand
The girls divided tasks at each step of the process and supported each other in researching, communicating, designing, planning and prototyping.
Students struggle with staying organized and keeping track of homework or tests, leading to anxiety. The target age group is teenage students.
Alleviating stress and anxiety in teenage students that arise from over-scheduled activities, unorganized time management, and missed assignments through StudySaver.