Maitland High School app a 2018 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero Competition NSW finalist

PAWGIRLZ: Maitland High School students Jessica Eaton, Siarrah Carpenter, Akaisha Anstey and Aleira Hicks. Absent: Jasmine Lubbers.
PAWGIRLZ: Maitland High School students Jessica Eaton, Siarrah Carpenter, Akaisha Anstey and Aleira Hicks. Absent: Jasmine Lubbers.

Social media is a huge part of modern day communication, but a group of Maitland High School girls have created something to improve how we relate to our four-legged friends.

Jessica Eaton, Siarrah Carpenter, Akaisha Anstey, Aleria Hicks and Jasmine Lubbers produced an app through 2018 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero Competition.

Their off-leash app Pawgirlz exists to not only prevent and decrease dog attacks, but also provide access to dog training information and encourage people to be part of their local pet community.

The overall project impressed the competition’s judges, landing them as a NSW state finalist.

The 12-week innovation program partly exists to encourage young women to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers.

While Pawgirlz may not have claimed top prize at the finals on Sunday, their app could pave the way to make our communities safer for animals and people if they decide to publish it online.

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