Sept. 19, 2017 – Worcester, MA – Four Marlborough School STEM program participants spent their summer at a software company, doing something some said was nearly impossible: Build their own app. Alongside the development staff at Worcester-based Geisel Software, the young women not only did it, they earned praise for the iOS and Android app, which was specifically created for guests at the MetroWest Conference for Women in Framingham. In fact, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was so impressed, she met the Marlborough School students at the conference and invited them to the Massachusetts State House.
“Having these bright, talented and determined STEM students intern at our software company, and create something so important over just a few weeks, was a real joy to our staff,” says Brian Geisel, CEO of Geisel Software. “Our software team was deeply impressed by their creativity and innovation in designing and building the app, and we’re proud to play a role in bringing more female developers to the industry. It’s great to see the Massachusetts Lt. Governor honoring them for all their hard work and recognizing how significant this is.”
The students were chosen by staff at Partnership for a Skilled Workforce (PSW), a Massachusetts program designed to provide employment and learning opportunities for teens and young adults. The four teens are part of PSW’s STEM program, which partners with Marlborough public schools and local employers to help students prepare for future STEM careers.
The app itself, which can be found in the Google Play store and the App Store, was the official mobile tool for the Sept. 17 conference. It includes the conference schedule, a list of exhibitors and even a survey to determine the types of presentations guests would like to see next year. Using the official conference colors and a clean, modular layout, the app even allows users to save their favorite breakout sessions and presentations.
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was inaugurated in 2015 and is a well-known champion for women. She uses her office to shape and implement domestic violence laws, raise awareness about child trafficking, and support STEM education.
For more information on the STEM team that created the app, contact Brian Geisel at (508) 853-5310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Geisel Software
Worcester, MA-based Geisel Software is an established, trusted provider of Android and iOS mobile apps, embedded software and IoT solutions for some of the world’s most imaginative companies. While embedded software is the company’s specialty, the team also develops iOS, Android and web apps. Established in 2011 by Brian Geisel, the company now has an office in the famed Higgins Armory.
To find out more on Geisel Software, visit https://geisel.software or call (508) 853-5310.