Announcing the winners, finalists and highly commended prizes for the 2015 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero! Congrats #techgirls in #STEM

ON A RAINY SUNDAY AFTERNOON (8.11.15), THE TECH GIRLS ARE SUPERHEROES SHOWCASE EVENT, LED BY DR. JENINE BEEKHUYZEN (AKA JEWELLA), TOOK PLACE AT QUT THE CUBE IN BRISBANE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE LEEANNE ENOCH, QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION AND A MYRIAD OF TECH LEADERS OF THE FUTURE, TEACHERS AND PARENTS. THERE WAS A BUZZ IN THE AIR! YOU CAN SEE THE SLIDES HERE

TEAMS PAWSOUT

GEORGIA, ROBYN, EMMALINE & JESSICA

ST. AIDANS 

ANGLICAN GIRLS SCHOOL

[insert above] Team Pawsout with Minister Enoch and Jewella

Pawsout is an app connecting dog owners with dog walkers. It encourages young people to spend more time outdoors and exercise by searching for dogs in their area to earn points for every walk they do. Points can be redeemed for prizes.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO OUR STATE FINALISTS

NSW - TEAM EMMA'S WAGON

EMMA -  ABBOTSLEIGH JUNIOR SCHOOL

Carpooling helps reduce traffic and pollution and saves parents time, but scheduling rides can be difficult. This app makes it easy and safe for parents to organise carpools and offer rides to school or extracurricular activities. 

VIC - TEAM PINCHAPOO

FRANZISKA, HASTI, ANANYA, AISHA & PHOEBE -  BOX HILL STATE HIGH SCHOOL

Do you want to help the underprivileged but want an easy way to do so? Do you want to ensure your money and goods are going to a good and trustworthy cause? Then Pinchapoo app is for you!

WA - TEAM VOCABULARY VOYAGERS

ALICE, TEALE, KIRA, DELANEY -  ST MARY'S ANGLICAN GIRLS' SCHOOL

Improve your spelling ability and expand your vocabulary with Vocabulary Voyager! You can practice as well as learn new words and their spellings in a fun, digital environment on your smart device.

HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZES

JEWELLA'S PRIZE AWARDED TO TEAM GREEN THUMB - MIA, SOPHIE, SOINAMOUNICA, MADELEINE & SARAH - MLC SCHOOL NSW

Our app teaches little kids how to look after their carbon footprint and environment. Our educational game has our main character as a bunny, which represents the innocence and fragility of the world. Your aim is to collect as many green thumbs as possible and if you do die it's from wasting energy.

TEAM CLASS ACT - ISOBEL, ELOISE, IMOGEN, SOPHIE - NORTHBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL NSW

Our app reminds school students what events are on at school, including a calendar for notifications, a profile page, and you can send teachers a message and make a free account. Teachers can help students throughout the year with reminders and homework.

 

BARCODA - SHANNON, ISABELLA, SOPHIE AND MOLLY - CLAYFIELD COLLEGE QLD

Our app makes it easier for adolescents and young adults to find part-time employment through providing them with a simple and organised app to approach job searching.

 

 

 

QLD - PIN POINT - GEORGIA, MADELEINE, HANNAH  -  CLAYFIELD COLLEGE

Our app makes it easier for adolescents and young adults to find part-time employment through providing them with a simple and organised app to approach job searching.

Here are Team Barcoda and Team Pinpoint from Clayfield College - the Highly Commended Award  includes an exclusive 3D printed superhero ring (by Jewella) and a Samsung tablet!

It was a superbly fun and inspiring day and congrats to all entrants in the competition, and to everyone who helped along the way including the teachers, mentors and judges. We could not have such a great program without you.

Cannot wait to see your entries in the 2016 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero! Build your own future, techgirls :)

Thank you also to our sponsors and partners, you make all of this possible! Thanks in particular to our sponsors from NAB, QUT, Microsoft & WIT who came along on the day to celebrate. Google also thanks for flying in our finalists! Contact us to help support our program in 2016.