Our primary goal behind the app was to generate more interest in STEM amongst young girls. Our team is derived of 4 winners of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award. We are strong believers that young girls should have more exposure to possible careers in STEM. This is why we targeted our web app at elementary school aged girls. We worked hard to integrate the story with educational technology; we strived to provide both a fictional and real life role model for our users through our storyline and our short explanatory video clips.
The end of the current app is a springboard for our next project, where we hope to turn "Oz" into a digital workspace that allows simple robot assembly and very basic CAD and programming exposure. The idea is that the user can design her robot in the software and click the print button at the bottom of the page, at which point the program will give her a list of materials for her robot and offer a paid service of shipping her a custom kit of parts.