March 31 2016
BHS Students Going to Tech Competition at Kennedy Space Center
A group of Burlington students will be traveling to a famous space center in Florida this spring to represent the school and present their smartphone app that is working to help with a difficult issue in sports medicine.
Three BHS seniors, Shivam Ghandi, Niket Patel, and Darshil Pate were recently invited to the Kennedy Space Center to pitch their Android application to investors. They will also be meeting with scientists and government officials as part of the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge later this month. The application they're developing allows athletes to diagnose concussions on their own and send results to doctors and parents.
“Yesterday, I had the privilege to visit the Google Offices in Cambridge with them as they presented their App (GyroSafe) to Google Application Developers,” Sullivan wrote on his blog. “The students delivered an excellent pitch and received first class feedback from the folks at Google. It was great to see firsthand how the boys intend to represent BHS at the Innovation Summit, which will take place during April Vacation in Cape Canaveral.”
The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition that brings together a community of innovators and entrepreneurs. The goal is to find solutions in four areas: aerospace and aviation, cyber technology and security, energy and environment, and health and nutrition.
Sullivan said he would like to thank Superintendent Eric Conti, who set up the meeting with Google, Steve Clark at Google who arranged the afternoon and to Jignesh Ghandi who made the trip in with the BHS group.