Yang Wins App Challenge

DCHS' Yang Wins Congressman Scott’s App Challenge With ‘BrainBoost’
Posted on 03/01/2024
Sophia Yang wins Congressman Scott's App Challenge.Douglas County High School freshman Sophia Yang recently won first place in Congressman David Scott’s Congressional App Challenge with “BrainBoost,” an AI-powered application designed to support students in their studies.

Users can input any topic into the app, whether it’s about photosynthesis or quantum mechanics, and the app generates a concise summary of that topic. In addition, a customized quiz based on the provided topic is generated, enabling students to reinforce their understanding and knowledge retention.

“Sophia's innovation and advancement in technology is on full display with her BrainBoost App,” said DCHS Principal Kenja Parks. “Her eloquence, natural curiosity, and enthusiasm for learning make her a frontrunner as a young disrupter in the tech space. We take great pride and honor in celebrating Sophia, and we feel confident that she will continue to flourish in the fields of science and technology.”

Yang will be invited to the House of Code in Washington, D.C., where she will have the opportunity to meet with other coders and program participants from across the country. Her app is also being displayed in the U.S. Capitol and on the House of Representatives’ website.

“I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of my Congressional App Challenge,” said Congressman David Scott. “Their ability to identify and solve problems with much-needed solutions speaks to their ingenuity and creativity. I am excited for this young generation of STEM leaders.”

In addition to winning Congressman Scott’s App Challenge, Yang has been racking up accolades for her science project “CanineCare: An AI-Based Approach for Mammary Tumor Detection in Dogs.” Yang’s project won first place at both the DCSS District Science Fair and the Regional Science Fair to earn a spot at the state fair in Athens in April.
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