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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Digital WPI

    Interactive Qualifying Projects (All Years) Interactive Qualifying Projects

    April 2019

    Extending the Impact of Technovation on Armenian School Girls Alyssa Marie Mesaros Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Brianna Nicole Owen Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Justin Cheng Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Lucas Sacherer Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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  • Extending the Impact of Technovation on Armenian School Girls

    The Technovation Project Team: Justin Cheng, Alyssa Mesaros, Brianna Owen, Lucas Sacherer

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    The STEM gender disparity is prevalent around the world

    16.7% of

    specialists in

    ICT are women. -European Data

    Journalism

    1 in 7

    engineers is

    female. -US Department

    of Commerce 19% of engineers

    in Canada,

    Germany, and the

    US are women. -UNESCO

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    The gender gap persists in Armenia’s ICT sector

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    Technovation provides an opportunity to fill an unmet need in

    Armenia’s tech education

    Business

    Coding

    Public Speaking

    Teamwork

    Project WorkArmenian

    Language

    History

    Science

    Math

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    Technovation Armenia has made great progress since its

    introduction

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    Continued engagement is vital to the program’s success

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    Identify opportunities to further motivate and support

    the Technovation girls to continue the development of

    their personal, professional, and technical skills

    To address this issue, the team was tasked to...

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    Approach & Methods

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    Validate and Revise

    Create Recommendations

    Survey Past Participants

    Interviews

    Identify Post- Program

    Opportunities

    InterviewsLiterature Research

    Identify Best Practices

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    Investigation of Technovation Armenia and Other Organizations

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    Technovation Armenia Participant Research

    Survey Past Participants

    Interviews

    Identify Post- Program

    Opportunities

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    In our investigation we made contact with...

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    Best Practices from Other Programs & Technovation Branches

    InterviewsLiterature Research

    Identify Best Practices

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    In our investigation we made contact with...

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    Validate and Revise

    Create Recommendations

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    Synthesis and Validation of Recommendations and

    Implementation Plans

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    Findings & Recommendations

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    The sudden growth of Technovation Armenia has led the

    program to experience typical growing pains

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    Recommended Organizational Structure

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    Customized maturity model for Technovation Armenia

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    CoP

    Mod

    M M

    M

    N: Narine

    M: Mentor

    Mod: Moderator

    CoP: Community of Practice

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    N

    A Mentor Community of Practice will reduce high administrative workload and foster mentor growth

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    Connecting professionals with the teams through an ideation program will enhance the Technovation experience

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    Fill out Form Match with

    Professional 1 on 1 Feedback

    Improved Personal and Professional

    Skills

    Improved Projects

    Build Network

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    Online Instructional

    Materials

    Networking &

    Conference Events

    Similar Programs/

    Competitions

    Incubators

    A centralized resource pool will provide all participants with the same opportunities and resources for continuation

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    Workshop

    A Networking Workshop will provide the skills to expand the

    networks of the Technovation Armenia community

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    Alumni Facebook Group

    1

    Alumni Panels 2

    Fundraising Events and Campaigns

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    The Alumni Facebook group will provide Technovation with the foundation to build their alumni community

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    Pre-Technovation

    Survey

    Program Start

    Post-

    Technovation

    Survey

    Program End

    Follow-up

    Survey

    Evaluating the performance of Technovation will allow for continuous program improvement

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    A pilot program could introduce Active Learning to the weekly classes in 2020

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    Instructor Availability

    Round Tables Peer

    Collaboration

    Practice Exercises

    A pilot program could introduce Active Learning to the weekly classes in 2020

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    A cost-impact chart was created to organize our

    implementations

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    Mentor CoP

    Alumni Society

    Survey Ideation Program

    Resource Pool

    Networking Workshop

    ImpactHigh Medium Low

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    H ig

    h Mentor

    CoP

    Impact

    Alumni Society

    Survey

    Ideation Program

    Resource Pool

    Networking Workshop

    High Medium Low

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    d iu

    m L

    o w

    A cost-impact chart was created to organize our

    implementations

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    A resource and funding prospectus was provided to our

    sponsor

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    Alumni Community

    Ideation Consultations

    Resource Strategy

    Resource Pool

    Continuous Evaluations

    Mentor CoPActive

    Learning

    Organizational Structure

    Ecosystem

    The combination of the following recommendations will form the desired “Technovation Ecosystem”

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    Our Acknowledgements

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    Professor Holly Ault

    Professor Michael Aghajanian

    Professor Paula Quinn

    Suzanna Sontgerath

    Katherine Chen

    Narine Abazian

    Ani Manukyan

    Ruzanna Stepanyan

    2017 and 2018 Past Participants

    2019 Participation

    Katie Morton

    Iridescent

    International Regional Ambassadors

    Smart Gate VC

    United Armenian Volunteer League

    Embry Tech

    Hero House

    American University of Armenia

    Birthright

    Armenian Volunteer Corps

    Yerevan State University

    UEICT

    AGBU

    TUMO

  • Thank You The WPI Technovation Project Team

    [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]

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