“The goal is to assist school officials like teachers, principals, etc. to address the issue early before the bullying gets out of hand and someone gets seriously hurt. School officials are then in a better position to assist the victim and help curb the perpetrator's behavior if the issues are addressed earlier,” Sarah and Yori wrote in their 12-page submission into the world’s largest K-12 STEM competition.
The girls are in Third Grade Teacher Barbara Voehler’s class. Their idea came from hearing a true story about a boy who recently emigrated from Sudan and was being teased because he does not speak English well. USN parent Anna Nyanda Dau said the students have reached out to Google and vendors recommended by Toshiba to create their app.
In 2019, Eesha Nachnani ’28 and Anisha Nachnani '32 were among national winners of the ExploraVision competition for their proposal of a solar-powered, GPS-operated fish drone that would ingest plastic polluting oceans and convert the waste into biodegradable products. They earned an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. In 2018, Eesha proposed a genetically-engineered chlorophyll cell could negate the effects of carbon dioxide. She donated the prize laptop to USN, and it was shared with a High School student in need.
High School service leaders are sharing opportunities to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although group volunteering and drives at USN are not feasible right now, there are still ways the USN community can aid Nashville. Read on to learn about three ways to serve health care workers, Metro Nashville Public School students, and Nashvillians in food isolation.