Los Altos Academy of Engineering


(From left to right) Melissa Lopez, Valeria Villalvazo, Samantha Gonzalez, and Erika Gomez.

They developed an app called "Homeless Helper" that would allow everyday items to become accessible to the homeless. They would permit the user the option to choose and purchase specific items in order to form a care package that would be given to those in need through shelters. There is also an additional feature to register as a volunteer at nearby shelters, soup kitchens, and churches that benefited the homeless.
Regarding informational purposes, the app provides the user statistics and facts to spread awareness about the expanding homeless epidemic. 

 (From left to right) Vicky Zhai and Amy Tam

This team placed 1st!

They created an app called, "MooBike". The purpose of their app is to reduce the traffic within the Los Angeles area in order to prepare for the Summer Olympics. The app also allows ordinary people to lend their bike, scooter, or skateboard in exchange for money. Their app is quite useful since this allows anyone in possession of a scooter, bike, or skateboard to to receive payment while also helping to fight traffic pollution.


(From left to right) Mr. Hess, Ericka Galvin, Samantha Gonzalez, and Christine

They developed an app called, "Rise Up" using JavaScript via Thunkable, which provides anyone to be able to express their opinions about a current issue. The platform includes an unbiased chat room with topics on the issues which allows them to freely convey their thoughts on the matter with no limitations. The app also includes a feature that provides people the chance to see any current protest near by so they are able to participate in the event. Users can also see any global protest around the world. An information page on the different issues around the world is also included in order to help the person have an in depth understanding on the issue they are interested in. Every voice has an opportunity to make a difference in the world with the assistance of this app.

(From left to right) Vicky Zhai, Amy Tam, Mr. Richter, and Principal Mr. Hess

This team placed 2nd!

They created an app called, "Together" using Javascript via Thunkable, and was developed to alleviate the after effects of natural disasters by taking full advantage of local communities. The app relies on a close interaction between users. Victims of natural disasters may request for essentials such as food, water, shelter, and users within close proximity may respond to those requests. Users not affected by the disasters can keep up to date with events around the world and will be provided with the option to support others through monetary donations.


(From left to right) Kevin Ku, Tiffany Liao, Breeze Hernandez, and Issac Santana

These team created an app called, "Disaster Forecaster" which was inspired by natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, the earthquake in Mexico, and the Northern California fires. This app aims to educate individuals regarding preparation and survival in case of an emergency. There are four main features within the app: tips, donations, shelters, and history. In the tips section, there is pieces of advice for preparation of a natural disaster as well as surviving the aftermath. Since each state or region has their own natural disasters that occur, it will be based on where they live. The donation section allows affected people to receive donations and others not affected to donate. This app allows a community to become closer with one another and ultimately give and receive help as needed.


(From left to right) Santiago Torres, Jason Kwan, Christopher Leung, and Christopher Jhaveri

This team placed first in the competition and were sent to Washington D.C. and visited the White House to discuss their app!

This app was called "Election Connection" and was created to inform the public about what propositions and laws were being voted on, as well as informing them about the politicians who were running too.


(From left to right) Breeze Hernandez, Tiffany Liao, and Aum Brahmbhatt

This app was called "Brain Train" and it aimed to help people with Alzheimers prevent further deterioration of the brain with the help of their stimulating activities and games.

(From left to right) Vicky Zhai, Amy Tam, and Mr. Richter.

This app was called "StuDay" and it helped students remain on task with their school work and allowed them to communicate with other students and teachers to help with that work. It also managed their schedules and grades.



(From Left to right) Andrew Rojas, and Santiago Torres, and Eric Liu.

This app was called "Drop Saver" and it was intended to help alleviate the drought, manage peoples water usage, and generally help people conserve water.

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