Meeting of the Mind-fulNest

For my Independent Study Research on project MindfulNest this semester, I had the pleasure of presenting my project at Carnegie Mellon’s Meeting of the Minds, a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research. Below is my designed research poster. https://cmucreatelab.org

MindfulNest CREATE Lab Research Intern

Starting this semester (Spring 2019!) I will begin work in the CREATE Lab under the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute on project MindfulNest. MindfulNest is an Android app designed to teach Pre-K students emotion control and self-calming. The development and design process considers the most dynamic and interactive app interface that will effectively appeal to students,…

Organizing #HouseOfCode in Washington D.C.

Thank you to Congressional App Challenge for having me as an intern this year!  It was lovely working with the team in-person. Attending #HouseOfCode again this year but from an entirely different perspective as a volunteer was also an amazing new experience. It was so great to see the apps that I’ve heard talked about…

Congressional App Challenge: Nov Update Doubling Last Year Stats

The App Challenge submission deadline was November 1st and since then we’ve been hard at work going through submissions, getting in touch with judges, and preparing for the big winner announcements Dec. 7th during #CSEdWeek! From preliminary statistics this year, we have doubled the number of participants, participating congressional districts, and submitted apps compared to last…

Featured at #CSforALL Summit 2017 with Congressional App Challenge

Proud to see that a NJ student is an alumni of @CongressionalAC. Thanks @Rachel_Decoste and @RepDonaldPayne #NJDOE #CSforAll pic.twitter.com/LhHQLLjEJH — Esther Lewars, Ed.S. (@estherlewars) October 17, 2017 oh hey, that's me – awesome unexpected shoutout from @CongressionalAC. So important to promote CS education for all! https://t.co/aZtPe00wrp — Kayla Leung (@kaylayleung) October 17, 2017 Our very…

Augmented Reality Research Intern at Stanford Graduate School of Education

I recently started an internship with the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education researching Augmented Reality applications on education, socialization/communication, and more! My internship will be ongoing till the end of this year and potentially into next year as well

Congressional App Challenge Meetups at East Brunswick Public Library

Here’s int information on the Congressional App Challenge Meetups that I will be hosting at the East Brunswick Public Library to prepare students for competing in the Challenge and are as posted. More information on each workshop can be found here: 9/9 Meetup – http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=81972 9/23 Meetup – http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=81974 10/28 Meetup – http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=81976  

New Intern at Congressional App Challenge

I just started working as the only high school intern with Internet Education Foundation in Washington D.C., the official coordinator of the Congressional App Challenge! The Internet Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by public interest groups, corporations, and associations representative of the diversity of the Internet community. The IEF Mission is to:…