App win a no-brainer for St. Andrew’s

Three St. Andrew’s School students captured a win in the 2020 Congressional App Challenge student coding competition. The trio came up with a way to detect with 93% accuracy the type of brain hemorrhage for faster medical treatment.
It’s the second win in a row for one student, all able to Zoom in from Mainland China where they live. “At a time when it’s a challenge to collaborate, you’re able to excel like this,” Congressman Ted Deutch said to announce the winners in his district: Xiangcheng (X) J, Zhongxuan (Daniel) Wang and Letian (Dennis) Wu.
Deutch cited the sophistication of their Deep Learning Intracranial Hemorrhage Diagnosis System, showing the impressive video. “Normally we would invite you to Washington to the House of Code demonstration, but now it will be held virtually,” he said, adding the winners received gift certificates from Southwest Airlines and Amazon.
The students didn’t speak, but St. Andrew’s faculty were thrilled with the win. “This is a great way to put us on the map, said Michelle Murray, department chair. “You started a streak,” added Joey Uriate, computer science teacher.
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition for students across the country to create and exhibit an original software application for mobile, tablet, PC or other devices. A Florida Atlantic University professor was among his district’s panel of three independent judges, Deutch said.
By Marci Shatzman


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