Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013

iTEAMS Camps Inspire Innovation

iTEAMS Camps Inspire InnovationAbout 200 Greenville County Schools middle school students are participating in the Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Among Middle Schoolers (iTEAMS) summer camp at Hughes Middle Academy through June 27.

The program, sponsored by Greenville County Schools, the Governor’s School for Science and Math (GSSM), and private supporters, helps students increase their technological literacy and encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.  Students work in teams to create mobile apps for the Android phone, design video games, and develop cyber security software.

Vignesh, a rising eighth grader at Sterling School, and his team developed an app called MediFit+ that allows users to schedule their medicines, develop a fitness routine that includes videos demonstrating various exercises, or select a diet plan to meet their nutritional needs.

Zariah, a rising freshman at J. L. Mann High Academy, and her team created DocShop, a program that stores medical information such as doctor’s addresses and phone numbers, prescribed medicines, and other important medical data. Users can open the app and find a doctor to serve their needs when traveling or if they move to a new location.

For more information, contact Brigitte Barnett, iTEAMS Camp Coordinator, at 803-201-9168 or Brigitte@scgssm.org
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