IT-oLogy had the opportunity to share the value of business and education partnerships at the May CIO Forum. David Kapfhammer, IT-oLogy Executive Council, set the stage with an introduction to IT-oLogy and the critical importance of business engaging with education to help grow the IT talent pipeline. Dr. Sharon Jones, Technology High School IT Director Phillip O’Berry, and four students who shared their accomplishments, recognizing the value they receive through their connection with the business community wowed the attendees.
The students were selected for developing two of the five national winning apps as part of the national Lenovo Scholars afternoon program. They will be presenting their apps at the National Academy Foundation Conference in Anaheim, CA. One of the winning apps is an on-the-go blood analyzer for children with diabetes that helps monitor blood-sugar levels, providing results to parents. The other winning app distributes classroom rewards through the phone instead of on paper and allows students to use the app to cash them in.