The World Wide Technology's STEM Student Forum is dedicated to educating high school students on the importance of STEM disciplines and the opportunities they present, while also creating positive change in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The STEM Student Forum invited high school teams to create solutions for their school's unique needs around this year's theme of diversity, equity and inclusivity.
A team of ten Burroughs students, which included Adam Sutter '23, Amy Weston '23, Caitlyn O'Shea '25, Daniel Greene '24, Davis Engler '22, Eli Front '23, Evan Wang '22, Kate Uy '23, Kelenna Eke-Okoro '23, and Vivienne Lu '22, worked for six weeks alongside WWT team mentor Jessie Guth Ripper '94 to create JBS Access, a website to help community members and visitors with mobility issues to navigate our campus more efficiently, and to improve student access to existing services such as counseling.
The team made the top five in the STEM Student Forum portion allowing them to compete in the finals competition at WWT Headquarters on Saturday, April 9 where they fielded questions from executives about JBS Access. Their hard work paid off and the team received second place and $5000!
Alex Wu and Martha Keeley were the faculty sponsors.