Additionally, JMA is in the process of implementing biology based activities for Curiosity Machine and starting the Technovation App challenge in some of its partner schools.
Junior Medical Academy (JMA) is proud to announce the commencement of a partnership with Iridescent, a nonprofit organization based in the United States that seeks to inspire underserved youth around the world to become involved in STEM fields, especially girls.
Iridescent has two major programs: Curiosity Machine and Technovation. Designed for students K-12, Curiosity machine provides many hands on challenges designed to get both students and parents involved in problem solving and learning. Technovation on the other hand, is an entrepreneurship program focused on guiding girls middle school to high school age to develop their own mobile applications to solve a community-based problem and learn how to pitch their ideas. In addition, Iridescent provides an online mentor platform to aid the children in their process of designing and redesigning.
Likewise, JMA also caters toward underprivileged children and resonates with many of Iridescent core values. JMA’s mission is to have the greatest impact on the most amount of students from underserved communities with the hope of influencing them to pursue STEM-related careers and be the doctors and scientists of tomorrow, while giving them a quality free education and helping them work toward brighter futures. In the partnership, JMA has offered hand-constructed curricula, as well as a teaching handbook to Iridescent to provide a medical/biological component for Iridescent’s programs. Additionally, JMA is in the process of implementing biology based activities for Curiosity Machine and implementing the Technovation App challenge in some of its partner schools. Iridescent has provided JMA with introductory AI and computer science lessons to JMA to further enrich the diversity of the JMA curriculum and work toward expanding the opportunities provided to its range of students.
Overall, JMA sends many sincere thanks to Iridescent for becoming our newest partner. JMA hopes for a fruitful association and many more notable memories to come. May Iridescent be successful in their future matters and in our partnership.