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UVI Math Behind the Science Students Create “Beware-19”, a COVID-19 Risk Assessment App


Screenshot from live community introduction to Mathematics Behind the Science students' Beware-19 app, which included a Q&A session
Screenshot from live community introduction to Mathematics Behind the Science students’ Beware-19 app, which included a Q&A session

Students participating in the University of the Virgin Islands’ Mathematics Behind the Science (MBS) summer bridge program gained coding experience while developing “Beware-19”, an app that allows a user to determine risk to the Novel Coronavirus which causes COVID-19. The Intro to Programming – App Building course (June 22 – July 31, 2020) was facilitated by UVI Grants Manager Aimee Sanchez. The MBS program was hosted completely online for the first time due to restrictions placed on U.S. Virgin Islands residents as infections here began to rise in June.

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UVI Accepting Applications for Mathematics Behind the Science Program


UVI MBS program poster
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The Mathematics Behind the Science (MBS) summer bridge program is designed to enhance the mathematics preparedness of college-bound students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, technology, or medicine. Specifically, it will prepare students to enter the introductory calculus course and provide a foundation for success in that important course. Note: Due to restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the program will be delivered completely ONLINE. On campus housing will not be available.

Classes run from June 22nd to July 31st, 2020
Priority will be given to students that apply by May 31st.

Standard application deadline is June 7th.

Participants are eligible to receive a $200 weekly stipend for 6 weeks. Visit UVI.edu for more information and to download the application.

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