Announcing the State Finalists & Runners Up in the 2016 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero #techgirls #STEM

We are super excited to announce the 2016 State Finalists and Runners Up in the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero! We are so very proud of all tech girls who participated in the competition – we think you are all winners! You have inspired us immensely by solving really important problems in your local communities. We hope you have learnt new things and had fun along the way working with your mentor and coach. It was really difficult for our judges with 75 teams vying for awards. Based on the points allocated by at least 3 independent judges for each team, we announce our Finalists below. Congrats!

Stay tuned for our next update on how you all can still compete in the global Technovation Challenge!

State Finalists Primary

NSW Finalists: Reading Republic from St Philip Neri School – …app aims to increase memory, vocabulary, written and analytical skills as well as stress reduction through mini-games

Pitch Video        Demo Video


NSW Runners up:

Our Lady of the Nativity School Lawson
Mountains Adventurer  –  Pitch Video        Demo Video

Gymea Bay Public School
   Let Me Know  –  Pitch Video        Demo Video

QLD Finalists: Bye Bye Cultural Bullying from Mount Gravatt East Primary School – …app educates students about different countries and cultures as well as informing them about bullying, how to prevent bullying and most importantly how to get help if you need it.
Pitch Video        Demo Video

QLD Runners upMount Gravatt East Primary School
Tied in a Knot –   Pitch Video        Demo Video
Mount Gravatt East Primary School
Merry Go Round –  Pitch Video       Demo Video

Special Mention – Primary
(one entry in VIC and two in SA)

VIC Special Mention:  Bialik College – Trash Dash – …app aimed at younger children to teach them how to recycle different items properly through a fun and interactive game.
                                                           Pitch Video        Demo Video

SA Special Mention: Bridgewater Primary School – Brunch Box –…app to encourage people of all ages to pack and eat more nude food. Parents and volunteers can keep up to date with everything happening in the kitchen and garden at their school.

Star of the Sea School – MarinExplorer – …app helps beachcombers identify marine life or objects they see at the beach. Users scan one of the QR codes provided, and then receive information on the particular marine flora or fauna they have found. 
                                                         Pitch Video        Demo Video

State Finalists Secondary

NSW Finalists: Amuse from Nagle College – …app helps to quickly relieve daily stress for both teenagers and adults through means of education and entertainment.
Pitch Video        Demo Video

NSW Runners Up: 
St Patrick’s Marist College  – AppLetic
          Pitch Video        Demo Video

St Patrick’s Marist College – Crash Course
                    Pitch Video         Demo Video         

TAS Finalists: From the Docks from St Michael’s Collegiate School – …app targeted at tourists coming into Hobart on cruise ships without the need of a multitude of maps and information booklets… short guided tours in the areas of family history, food, and exploration.
      Pitch Video        Demo Video

TAS Runners Up
St Michael’s Collegiate School – Alcohol Consumption Tracker –
    Pitch Video         Demo Video
St Michael’s Collegiate School – Collegiate Subject Choice App
              Pitch Video              Demo Video  


VIC Finalists: Cars Connect
 Bialik College – …app allows parents to organise the carpooling of their children, connect with other parents
through instant messaging, an organised roster schedule & reminder notifications.
 Pitch Video        Demo Video

VIC Runners Up: 
Balwyn High School- Colourful Life –                                Pitch Video        Demo Video
Kilvington Grammar School – Bark Park * –                       Pitch Video        Demo Video
The MacRobertson Girls’ High School –  Employmee* –  Pitch Video        Demo Video
(* means equal points)

WA Finalists: Vocabulary Voyagers from St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School – …app works to improve spelling ability through games, activities and reading…spelling lists based on the Australian curriculum, NAPLAN tests.                                                             Pitch Video         Demo Video


WA Runners Up: 
Penrhos College – Pin Point My Pet  – Pitch Video        Demo Video
Penrhos College – WeServe –             Pitch Video        Demo Video

QLD Finalists: Study Buddy from
Clayfield College
– …app allows students who are struggling with their school work to get extra helpat school by pairing students with others who are willing to help mentor.  It is aimed at secondary
students in the areas of English, Maths, and Science.
                Pitch Video         Demo Video

QLD Runners Up:
Cairns State High School – Localist App – Pitch Video      Demo Video
Brigidine College – Mindarium  –           Pitch Video        Demo Video