About

COVIDucation was developed at the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab by the Student Community Innovation Program (SCIP). The SCIP’s goal is to create a positive impact on the community through youth empowerment, community engagement, and innovation. The COVID-19 outbreak propelled SCIP to address local challenges brought about by the pandemic. The safety of schools in the upcoming year is critical for all families, yet educational COVID-19 resources for kids are sparse. To address this and help students and faculty return to schools safely, students ranging from high school to college collaborated with the Sarasota County school board and mentors in a variety of fields to create a comprehensive website resource for families in Sarasota County. 

This project was split into three teams:

Content Team: Students in this team were tasked with researching and sourcing content, as well as creating the storyline and illustrations used to teach kids about COVID-19 safety.

User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) Team: Students in this team were tasked with developing the visual layout and interaction for the website through wireframes, logos, and branding sheets.

Development Team: Students in this team were tasked with coding the website. In addition to learning about web development platforms, students explored HTML/CSS and JavaScript coding in order to customize the site.

Meet Our Team

Mimi Faulhaber

Team Lead

Michael Gutierrez

Development Team

Claire Wang

Development Team

Julia Chen

Development Team

Christiana Guan

Development and UI/UX Team

Bari Namgoong

Development and UI/UX Team

Naina Chauhan

Development and UI/UX Team

Kasumi Wade

UI/UX Team

Alyssa Steinbaum

Content Team

Alexandar Gage

Content Team

Alexiya Mikerina

Content Team

Diego Morales

Content Team