Last summer, NYSCI participated in a modified version of Iridescent’s Technovation Challenge. It was an opportunity for our Explainers to learn how to create apps while gaining an understanding of what it takes to pitch their ideas to potential investors. It was a great opportunity for both our youth and museum. The Explainers learned about app development and numerous aspects of business and presentation, while the museum will now have apps to go along with different exhibit areas. Staff also began to see how well our youth understand the museum through their thoughtful presentations. I’m attaching a link to an article on Technovation and a video Explainers created on the modified Technovation Challenge named Explainers As Designers.