TCS goIT June Monthly Challenge Winner: Eco Water

TCS goIT June Monthly Challenge Winner: Eco Water

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 10:00am

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TCS’s goIT program engages students from diverse backgrounds to bridge the learning curve with STEM, Computer Science, Design Thinking, and Digital Innovation. The program offers an industry developed, customizable curriculum that teaches students 21st century skills necessary for a career in technology. Lessons cover topics like the innovation life cycle, rapid prototyping, design thinking, and more.

Since its inception in the summer of 2020, thousands of students across the globe have participated in TCS’s goIT Monthly Challenge. Students have used key principles from TCS’ flagship STEM education program goIT, to design a tech-based solution and submit a pitch video to the challenge theme. Each month, TCS partners with a globally-minded nonprofit to serve as our SDG ambassador alongside a monthly TCS customer co-host. Together, we have explored topics from ranging from gender equality to systemic racism all the way to protecting life under water. Teacher interest and student engagement in this monthly experience has been tremendous and continues to increase month over month.

In June 2022, TCS and our non-profit partner, the Australia Institute of Marine Science, challenged students to create a digital innovation that monitors and improves the health of underwater ecosystems. Congratulations to Aarushi and Aahna B. of Ontario, Canada for creating the winning app “Eco Water.” Volunteer judges from TCS were impressed by all of the entries, but ultimately their innovation stood at the top. Eco Water’s goal is to help raise awareness about water pollution near the user, and provides a multitude of features, including GPS Maps for local potable and swimmable water, a Starters Guide for fundraising, and an interactive “Notify Us” water-warning reporting system.

According to Aarushi and Aahna, “We realize that (water pollution) is an issue that needs to be solved as soon as possible as there are devastating consequences that may occur if not done so in the near future.”

See their full idea at TCS goIT Monthly Challenge | TCS Empowers Programs.

The goIT Monthly Challenge is a global initiative and is being rolled out across all TCS geographies in the coming months. Visit our goIT Monthly Challenge competition website to learn how you can involve your students or children in upcoming challenges: http://on.tcs.com/goIT-ENG

CATEGORY: Education