Girls Technovation Challenge
Who: All interested 7th and 8th grade girls are welcome to apply. Mrs. DeHerder interviews and selects the final participants.
What: Over the course of 12-weeks, teams of 5-7 girls (with a coach and adult mentors) will come up with an idea for a mobile app to better their community, design and code the app, write a business plan, and create a sales pitch video. Students present their app at a state competition at the Minneapolis Convention Center and submit materials to a global competition.
FRMS will have 1-2 teams of 7th and 8th grade girls. Click here to view TechnovationMN’s marketing video (includes the 2015 FRMS Team).
When: Meet after school (3-5pm) from early January through April, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Where: FRMS - Room to be decided
Application is required: Applications are now closed. Will open in November.
FeePay: Once selected for a team, sign-up and pay in FeePay.
More About Girl’s Technovation Challenge
We will compete at the state level, TechnovationMN’s Appapalooza, and in the global competition through Technovation Global.
Technovation Challenge Global: This website is where we register for the competition. You can find the curriculum, rules, past team’s apps, and videos about the program and past competitions. http://www.technovationchallenge.org/
TechnovationMN: They host the Minnesota competition in May called the Appapalooza and provide a lot of program support, including App Days to learn MIT’s AppInventor, which is the program we’ll be coding in. They also help us acquire and train mentors. http://technovationmn.org/
2015 FRMS Technovation Team’s pitch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-9kFgJx9Xs
2016 FRMS 8th Grade Team’s pitch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2afhOHYmsk
2016 FRMS 7th Grade Team’s pitch video: https://youtu.be/-r0Ahc2aIIA
2017 FRMS 7th/8th Grade Team’s pitch video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4HexQvlYOVYYm5oVUsta1I0LTQ/view?usp=sharing