Two students at Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge have been selected as regional winners in a national computer science competition for middle school girls.
The students, Jamie Lindsley and Klara Proffen, wanted to help patients overcome their anxiety before a MRI scan, so they developed a virtual reality MRI simulator for the national online ProjectCSGirls competition. This online competition promotes computer science among middle school girls and has attracted hundreds of students from around the United States who submit their projects, a press release said.
Lindsley and Proffen have been invited to attend the competition’s national awards gala in June in the Washington area, the press release said.
More on the competition is available here: www.projectcsgirls.com.
More on the project is available here: https://sites.google.com/site/mrisimulator/.