Archer’s annual STEM Symposium is an opportunity for Los Angeles high school students who have completed independent or small group projects in STEM to present their findings. Students are invited to present their research in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

The Archer RISE Award honors exceptional young women for their innovative scientific research or engineering design projects that further existing knowledge or develop solutions to pressing scientific challenges. Finalists for the RISE Award are noted in throughout the online program and will be awarded at lunch on May 21.

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Saturday, May 21 • 11:55am - 12:10pm
The Digit Fidget

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The Digit Fidget/DigiFidge is a fidgeting device, designed for discreet and silent use underneath your desk, requiring only one hand to operate without looking. It’s a tool, meant for the promotion of higher concentration in ADHD users with a tendency towards hyperactivity. The DigiFidge slides onto the edge of typical classroom desk and is played with from the bottom of the box. It provides the mindless task of poking at a ball (inside the box) with your finger through holes in the bottom of varying shapes. The DigiFidge is based on the current advancements and research into the science behind ADHD. Findings show that hyperactive children with attention problems focus better while fidgeting and are much more productive as multitaskers. By giving students a way to channel their hyperactivity through intentional fidgeting, in a way that is not disruptive to the rest of the class, the DigiFidge helps them center their brains on the primary task of focusing in class. For children with ADHD, simply concentrating during a lecture or taking notes is a difficult task. This device will make classes at school more manageable and, pending further research: regular use should lead to improved performance and classroom demeanor. It can be fixed to the desk, which eliminates the risk of it falling on the floor and it is portable from class to class. The DigiFidge is the future of promoting higher levels of focus and concentration in users with ADHD while remaining discreet.


Caroline Kester

Viewpoint School
Viewpoint School; Grade 11

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:55am - 12:10pm PDT
Room 125

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