A partnership program to boost STEM involvement by paring mentors with students and enabling them to interact through the website.Precision Care | Maintenance & Support
What did they need?
The Science Museum of Minnesota received a grant to build new functionality into their popular existing Science Buzz website. New features were desired to allow mentor/student pairs to explore themes of science together and interact online.
What did I do?
I assembled and tested modules in a development environment that would enhance the profiles that website users could use to describe themselves. I implemented a personal tracker of posts and comments made, and connectivity between stated interests and existing website content. I also created ways for users to automatically link their profiles with their partners.
Who did I work with?
I worked as part of a larger team including members of the Science Museum staff as well as external partners and stakeholders in the project.
What did I learn?
This was a good opportunity to learn to work within a developer team using tools like SVN, issue queues, and wiki-based documentation.