1st Microsoft Puerto Rico Girls STEAM Challenge 2019
Congratulations to 10th grader, Gia Mar Ramos who has been selected as a semifinalist for the 1st Microsoft Puerto Rico Girls STEAM Challenge 2019. The High School Final Competition will be held at the Microsoft Operations in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on May 16, 2019. The semifinalists must present their project in front of a judging panel.
The competition, which is open to middle and high school students, seeks to listen to the solutions young women have to address some of the social problems affecting Puerto Rico, utilizing at least one of the STEAM branches and Microsoft technology. The categories are: Strengthening Education, Improving Health, Strengthening the Economy, Citizen Security and Sustainability of the Environment.
To participate, students must devise a solution and present their proposal to solve it. They will be asked to develop a presentation with the Microsoft Sway tool and present a video of a maximum of 2 minutes that explains and demonstrates its solution. The evaluation criteria will consider four areas: originality, methodology, presentation of the result and impact.
Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.