Code Savvy Connections
Updated: Sep 8
The Latest From Code Savvy - Meet Our Code Savvy Interns
This summer, we were incredibly lucky to have two awesome interns work with us!
Saanvi is a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Computer Science, and she has spent the summer researching tech topics and writing blog posts to accompany our podcast episodes.
“I hope to work in the fields of cyber security or fintech in the future. Some of my interests in tech also include data science, machine learning, and encouraging young girls to pursue computer science.”
Zane is heading into his Senior year of high school at Minneapolis Southwest, and this summer he assisted us at a number of our in-person learning events, including a week-long stint at the Mall of America for the Experience STEAM event, where Zane taught kids the tech behind stop-motion animation.
“I’m very passionate about STEM and plan to go to college after high school to pursue a career in engineering. I’m still exploring all the fields and am finding one that I think suits me best. I like playing basketball, video games, reading, and more.”
Through engagements like these, our interns get hands-on experience working with the community and seeing computer science education in action.
We’d love to connect with anyone interested in interning with us in 2023!
This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: World Mosquito Day
With the ending of summer, we are highlighting World Mosquito Day, which was celebrated on August 20th. Although mosquitos are quite the pests, especially during the summertime in Minnesota, they are very interesting insects. This day originated from the discovery that mosquitoes transmit diseases, specifically malaria, which was discovered in 1897 by Sir Ronald Ross. Mosquitoes are considered one of the world’s most dangerous animals since mosquito-borne diseases are hard to treat and very widespread.
Check out the GLOBE Observer app to see how you can help make environmental observations that help scientists study Earth and the global environment. Specifically, you can help contribute to the Mosquito Habitat Mapper by reporting any potential mosquito habitat and the presence of mosquito larvae. This will help scientists forecast if there are any communities at risk of mosquito-borne diseases, along with information on the temperature, water, and vegetation of those areas. You can also check out an activity to make a Mosquito Trap where you populate the mosquito habitat mapper!