President Obama will host the sixth annual White House Science Fair on April 13, to celebrate student achievements across a range of science, technology, engineering and math programs and competitions.
Iridescent’s Technovation Challenge is proud to announce that 2015 finalists Lydia Mindermann and Andrea Richard will exhibit their mobile app Mayo Free Time at the fair. As part of Team Furst middle-schoolers, Mindermann, Richards, and fellow developer Rylee Melius developed Mayo Free Time to help Mayo Clinic patients occupy their time between appointments and reduce stress, anxiety, and boredom. Team Furst qualified for the Technovation finals in 2015, selected as one of ten finalist teams out of nearly 400 submissions from 28 countries. Presenting Mayo Free Time at World Pitch, alongside teams from India, Mexico, Brazil and Nigeria, Team Furst was awarded Honorable Mention and took home the Audience Choice Award. Team Furst has since been recognized by Mayo Clinic, (a nonprofit worldwide leader in medicare, research and education for people of all walks of life), for their innovative solution to a common problem that patients face.