The SPROUT Application
An app to engage the under-served in STEM
Our team is currently in the process of developing an app dedicated to supporting the endeavor of children in hospital to learn about robotics. Currently, the Texas Children's' Hospital offers some of their patients Vex robotics kits, but struggle to offer additional support for teaching the children how to use the kits. Our app aims to provide written and video tutorials, information about different careers and tools, and augmented reality that can bring computer aided designs to life. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on the SPROUT App!
The Tutorials leaf brings the user to a page with the options "Video" and "Article". The tutorials our students create are geared towards assembling and programming Vex IQ Classroom Bundle Robot Kits.
Here is an example of our video tutorials:
Here is an example of our article tutorials:
The Magazine leaf brings the user to a file of our STEM Savvy Girls in STEM magazine.
The Challenges leaf brings the user to a page with a series of challenges for the kids to try and complete with their Vex IQ robot. It is a way to challenge the kids after they have built and programmed their robot.
The Job Explorer leaf brings the user to a constantly updating glossary of STEM jobs, detailing information about the job such as education, salary, and what they do! Some jobs even have interviews from professionals in the career!
The About leaf brings the user to a page about the Gearbox Girls and Pearadox, and highlights major creators.
The Quizzes leaf brings the user to a series of personality quizzes for the kids to play with. Check out one of these quizzes in our Fun Stuff page.