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Student-Developed Mobile App Featured at White House Citizen Science Forum Share a Spelman College Press Release


ATLANTA (Sept. 29, 2015) -- Elizabeth Sengoba, C'2017, will participate in the White House Citizen Science Forum Wednesday, Sept. 30. During the forum, Sengoba will give a two-minute lightening talk about Innocase, a “health-on-the-go” mobile app developed by a team of Spelman students including Ropafadzo Denga, C’2017; Elizabeth Fohsta-Lynch, C’2017; Saleigh Derico, C'2018; and Brianna Fugate, C’2018. Innocase is a real-time, interactive case that snaps onto any smart phone device and is activated by touch.

An international showcase of excellent work from diverse sectors, the forum will bring together citizen-science professionals, researchers and stakeholders from local, state, tribal and federal government, as well as representatives of the academic, non-profit and private sectors to celebrate the contributions of crowdsourcing and citizen science. 

The forum will be streamed live here. The morning session is scheduled from 8:10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with Sengoba's presentation at 10:05 a.m. Her presentation is one of 20 planned for the morning session.

Goals of the White House Citizen Science Forum include raising the visibility of cross-sector citizen science and crowdsourcing approaches, spurring cross-sector discussions, and accelerating emerging projects to address a number of important challenges facing the nation, such as monitoring drought conditions, recovering from coastal flooding, protecting the oceans, and improving the health and well-being of communities.

Sengoba is advised by Carmen Sidbury, Ph.D., associate provost for research, and Jennifer Johnson, STEM education outreach and data manager.

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