Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do for Innovator Award?
You will be given a document to present your current interest and the reason; pick a technologist and describe her impact; if you were to solve a problem in local/global community - what would it be and why?; how you would solve this problem using technology; pick a technology (gadget/concept) and explain its impact; what is your experience in technology (any projects/awards); and cite your sources.
what do i need to do for technologist award?
You need to design and/or build (optional) a Software Application (App) that solves/helps to solve a global or local community problem. Then, document the following in less than six (6) pages: identify the problem; describe why this problem is significant to your local or global community; describe the purpose of your App; explain how your App works (any specific features); and OPTIONAL - make a two (2) minute short video about your App. You will be working with your mentor at the conference to build the application based on your design. If you have built an App, then you will review with your mentor for possible enhancements at the conference.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I'M A HOME SCHOOL STUDENT?
Yes! You can participate. This is for girls who are attending 5th through 8th grade during 2018-19 School Year or equivalent home school. You must reside in the United States of America or the United States Territories.
WHAT ARE THE FEES for the CHAMPIONSHIP?
It's FREE! No Fees.
CAN I GET HELP FROM SHESOFT TO PREPARE WELL FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP?
Yes, SheSoft will conduct seminars and webinars to help you prepare well for the championship.
CAN TEAM MEMBERS BE FROM DIFFERENT SCHOOLS?
Sure! Please make sure to fill out the school information, parent information (name and e-mail addresses) in the registration form (“Additional Information” section).
HOW DO YOU NOTIFY IF I'M A SEMIFINALIST?
You will be notified via e-mail from SheSoft. Finalists and Honorable mentions will be announced at the SheSoft Conference.
WHO CAN ATTEND SHESOFT CONFERENCE? DO I HAVE TO PAY? WHERE IS IT?
All Semifinalists (teams/individuals by invitation only) and their one parent/guardian who gave encouragements can attend. It's FREE! All Semifinalists will be given 2-Night stay in the Washington DC Metro Area to attend the 3-Day SheSoft Championship and Conference. Accommodations will be provided by SheSoft for individuals/teams and their one parent/guardian. You have to make your own travel arrangements to attend the SheSoft Conference.
DO I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING THE INNOVATOR AWARD BY PARTICIPATING IN THE TECHNOLOGIST AWARD?
No, these two awards are independent. You must register and apply for innovator award (technologist award application is optional).