TechGirlz Spotlight: Sara Syed

On March 14th, Sara Syed (8th grade) participated in the Montgomery County Science Research Competition (MCSRC). She presented an independent project of a computer game that she created, titled Hands Only CPR Game: Save a Life One Beat at a Time. It was a game to teach people about Hands Only CPR and to teach the beat to it.

She combined her love of science and computer programming to create this educational game. She also included music as part of the game since gaming and music helps people learn better. She competed in Division E (all middle school grades 6 – 8) in the Computer Science category. She was awarded Third Place. In addition, she was given a special award – she was awarded the only 1st place award for Excellence in Student Science Research from The Society of Women Engineers.

She qualified to move on to the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF) to be held on April 1st and 2nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Top finalists from the regional fairs held in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern NJ, and Delaware are chosen to move on to DVSF. Sara competed in the DVSF fair on April 2nd and placed 3rd in the Computer Science middle school category again. In addition, she got a special award as a Broadcom  Masters nominee. This award is given to the top 10% of the middle school science fair project at SSP affiliated fairs. This nomination enables her to move on to the National Broadcom Masters Science Fair competition.