7th Grade Students Win STEM Impact Award

Hollis Innovation Academy students with Impact Awards Nyla and Sa'Niya (7th grade students) were recipients of the Honeywell STEM Challenge Impact Award at the Honeywell STEM Teacher Leadership Program (STLP) Symposium at Georgia Tech on March 20, 2019. The honor is awarded to a project demonstrating an exceptional and realistic impact for social good in one’s home, school, or community.

Working with their STEM teachers and Georgia Tech CEISMC Innovators-in-Residence, the girls—along with Iyahna, a student who has since moved—created a device called the "Care Kit," which is a repository of supplies for homeless people.

In early March, Nyla and Sa’Niya entered their project into the Honeywell STEM Challenge, along with several other Hollis students.

The Hollis Community is greatly impressed with the creativity and ingenuity of all of the projects, which address the needs of those with disabilities.

View the entry video to see how the Care Kit works.