Students from six schools were recognized for their work to address challenges within Loudoun County’s public school system.
Last fall, students submitted their projects as part of the inaugural Loudoun County Public Schools Challenge, put on by Innovative Solutions Consortium. The top teams were invited to compete in phase two of the challenge, which was held at Stone Hill Middle School on Saturday.
Their projects included their own software code, website development, a live data ingest with corresponding analytics, genetic algorithm development, geospatial tagging of data and development of better meta data standards.
The winning teams and their projects were:
- Safety and security: SHMS Blue Rhinos from Stone Hill Middle School (Attendance App) and Holistic Security Solutions from the Academy of Science (Holistic Data and Personnel Security System);
- Administrative decision support systems: Justin Tandon from Dominion High School (Data Mining and Compilation for Prediction of Future Job Trends);
- Development of a 21st century classroom: River Bend Ravens from River Bend Middle School (Learning Styles in the Classroom: Revamping the Way Kids Learn) and TechSquad from C.S. Monroe Technology Center (Students serving school staff and student BYOT repair needs); and
- Technology and tools to support education solutions: Liberty Flying Five from Liberty Elementary School (BYOT: A Database of Resources for Elementary Students and Teachers), Tech Smarties from Stone Hill Middle School (Give Devices, Link Devices: A Mobile App Enabling Teachers to Collaborate) and K-12 Datarch from Academy of Science (Enterprise Level Data Architecture Solution for K-12 Environments).
Innovative Solutions Consortium is an international science and technology nonprofit association based in Leesburg.