“On Mastars, students will take a survey with questions about how they’re experiencing their schools and information is stored there so that schools can learn how to improve student experiences,” Charlene says. She gives examples of bullying and harassment at schools, as well as gauging how students feel about the way their teachers teach. She is currently working with CodeSpeak Labs to test the product in Irvine schools.
Almost done with her prototype, Charlene is ready to edit and design a mobile-friendly app that parents, administrators, and students can access on phones and tablets. She hopes to continue to test Mastars at various elementary and middle schools.
“CodeSpeak Labs is a great way to get introduced to software engineering. It opens up opportunities for students’ futures,” Charlene says. Hoping to have a career in STEM, Charlene is on her way towards becoming an expert in computers and tech.