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Maynard students place second in STEM Week Challenge

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Students from Maynard High School placed second in the grades 9-12 category of the 2020 STEM Week Challenge.

Grace Charron, Liz Freeman and Morgan Booth, students from the Maynard High School Research Club, came up with an app called “Corona Navigator,” which would allow the user to see case counts by community and would both identify safer activities and send warnings/mask reminders in high-risk areas.

The STEM Week Challenge was an applied learning experience, where students applied academic content to solve real problems designed with input from industry experts. In high school grades, students developed an original app to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. Middle school students used the engineering design process they learned to design an adaptive device for individuals with paralysis. Students in grades K-5 developed their own math game.

“The projects submitted for the STEM Week Challenge reinforce how effective applied learning is when it comes to engaging students and driving authentic learning,” said Katherine Skrivan, director of Mass STEM Hub. “We’re proud of all the students who took their learning to the next level by submitting their projects for review and feedback by STEM professionals.”

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