TJHSST, Oakton HS Students Win Parsons Technology Innovation Challenge
Students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) and Oakton High were named winners in the final round of the Parsons Technology Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Parsons, a leading digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. Students were asked to develop a program based on the following challenge: “What next-gen idea do you have to make your world a better place? Identify ways technology can be applied to solve problems or challenges you see in your home, school, or community.” First place winner was Suchet Sapre of TJHSST, who developed AutoNote, a solution that automates electronic health records that could dramatically reduce the amount of time doctors spend on paperwork. Winning second place was David Lu of Oakton High, who developed Community Water Purifier, a solution that addresses water contamination and provides quality water. Lu was inspired by work he had done in his middle school to build a garden that filters and cleans polluted run-off. Honorable mentions were awarded to Emily Lee and Abigail Joseph of Oakton High for Novel Healthcare Marketplace, a solution that delivers health care that prioritizes convenience, immediacy, near-universal access, and low cost based on emerging health care standards and technology; and Rohan Mishra of TJHSST for Virtual Reality Swim Training System, a solution that aids and encourages swim education. Contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.