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03.16.16

We have won Mini-Expo!

We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of the judges, teachers, parents, and students that came to our booth and filled out our survey. Your contribution was very much appreciated!

We’d also like to welcome our newest members to the team: Nailah Hutchinson, Erica Jones, Brian Pettaway, and Austin Cepalia!  Their diligence will greatly benefit our project.

Our main goals are to finish a prototype of our product by early-April, refine the website, get more data from students and professionals, and to get a partnership. So far, we have made great progress, as the site is nearing completion and the data keeps pouring in.

We are currently editing the business plan and our informational powerpoint. Kateri Torrealba, our booth design expert, is currently researching S.W.A.G items and a company to custom design our table cloth.

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03.10.16

Mini-Expo has finally passed!

Our team has working tirelessly this past month to finish all the necessary components to this project and it has finally come together to form a beautiful display.

All of the other projects in our grade were wonderful and equally interesting as ours was – so congrats to them!

We have not yet gotten the results from the judging, but we hope to receive them by Monday, the 14th.

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Welcome! (02.12.16)

Welcome to the official blog to TheraOrb, the electronic stress ball!

An innovative take of the generic stress ball, TheraOrb was made primarily to aid people suffering from anxiety and stress disorders/conditions and have difficulty expressing their emotions. This could lead to misunderstandings, suicide, and in some rare cases, violence. Our mission is to create a safe outlet for mentally ill kids and to help their social workers improve their treatment.

The theme for this year’s Expo is Empathy by Design, which means that we have to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes and create a product that solves whatever challenge they are facing. TheraOrb addresses this theme with accuracy.

Mini-Expo, an event that puts all the Expo ideas in our grade level against each other for judging, takes place on March 9th – less than a month away. We got off to a slow, rough start, but everyone and everything is running at a fast pace. Given the time we have and the pace we are working at, we will be able to complete all of our given tasks.

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