Health apps are developed by elementary school students
Teacher Clarissa Basso next to the students Melyssa de Melo and Rebeca Machado
Teacher Clarissa Basso next to the students Giovanna Ramalho and Vitória Sartim
The “fantastic four” of the real world. Giovanna Ferreira Ramalho, Vitória Ferretti Sartim, Melyssa Seimanavicius de Melo and Rebeca Moura Machado, won third place in the best science concept category of the Science Days Challenge.
A health app called Ben Max and another for social anxiety disorder called Dude. In order to promote well-being during the pandemic, without confronting the need for social isolation, the students brought medical care to the palms of those in need. Team member Giovanna Ramalho explained that “in those cellphone apps you don't spend any money and you can also use it in the comfort of your home”.
The Social Apps project came to life thanks to their Scientific Initiation class. Through the subject, the students acquired an interest in the science area, and were encouraged to participate in the Science Days Challenge. “It was a wonderful experience, I loved it and certainly intend to participate in the coming years”, said Vitória Sartim. Under the supervision of Professor Clarissa Scolastici Basso, the girls learned to work as a team.
To help people. According to the team, this is the main goal of the “Science Days school”. Together, they faced the challenge of training English and studying programming to try to change the world through a small act. “For me, regardless of how many groups there are, or what the person invented, as long as it is for the purpose of changing society, helping, collaborating with the community, for me it is already very cool”, said Melyssa de Melo.
Through the Michaelis Foundation for Global Education we have the opportunity to be with thousands of children and teenagers, sharing part of our experience and presenting the countless opportunities in the areas of STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. - Carla Michaelis