October 16, 2014

Today’s session at East Lake Academy continued with helping the students gather research for their obesity related apps. We arranged for Dietetic students from UTC to consult with the ELA students. Each team started with three questions to help with their focus and discussion.

The questions the students had ranged from “Why is obesity becoming such a big problem?” to “What can you eat to not get fat?” We had one consultant to each team, so the discussions were lively and gave the students a lot to work with to focus their apps. The consultants said they enjoyed their time with the students and even wanted to send them more information.

Having health consultants meet with the teams not only gave the ELA teams more information, it gave them an idea of possible future careers. The GigBridge project is STEM focused and focused heavily on tech, but having health consultants talk to the students also showed them another aspect of a STEM field where they could show interest.

It will be interesting to see where the students take their information and use it in their app making process.




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