Student Steminar is a free online platform for students to create a long-lasting relationships with a mentor while exploring their STEM interests outside of school.
Alicia W & Alyssa B
We created Student Steminar because we are both passionate about supporting our fellow students who are interested in STEM. Not everyone is fortunate enough to receive an education in a range of STEM topics. Student Steminar is a webinar website for high school students to take classes in different subjects free of cost and all you need is a computer and internet.
As teenagers, we are privileged to be able to live in NYC where there are so many opportunities to learn in school and explore our interests outside of school. However, not everyone has the opportunity to participate in an internship whether due to economic instability or long transportation distances to and from the internship site.
We are tackling this problem in an innovative way by implementing a video chat feature on our website. This gives students who may not learn well without one-on-one assistance the opportunity to create a long-lasting relationship with a mentor.
When creating our database using Firebase Authentication, we encountered some bugs when transferring the local file to our server on PythonAnywhere. To overcome this problem, we first researched solutions from Stack Overflow to see if other programmers encountered a similar problem. After receiving some tips, we implemented these changes into our code and eventually got our database to work!