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STEM-based solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic are being developed by some of Lynn’s high school students.
About 90 KIPP students are taking part in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Week Challenge — an initiative from the Mass STEM Hub and One8 Foundation — developing apps to help the community deal with COVID-19.
Students begin by thinking through COVID-related problems, imagining an app that could address the issue, designing paper plans, and experimenting with app-design software.
“It’s about digging into the process, figuring out what works and what doesn’t,” said Allen Wang, science department chair at KIPP, who has worked at the school for five years.
Mass STEM Hub partnered with curriculum providers and leading companies to design the STEM Week Challenge, offering different…