CityHacks: In Search of Sleep, a free app developed by Biological Sciences Professor Dr. John Pollock and the organization The Partnership in Education, recently received the bronze honor at the 2016 Serious Play Conference. This marks the second award the app has garnered.
Serious Play, an international leadership conference held at the University of North Carolina, brings together professionals from around the world who want to revolutionize STEM field learning.
The Partnership in Education, Duquesne’s STEM education and health literacy research and development group, is led by Pollock, who began developing CityHacks in 2014 after recognizing the need for high-quality educational apps in K-12 classrooms using iPads and tablets more frequently. CityHacks is the first of Pollock’s interactive e-book series, BibioTech™, which focuses on modern neuroscience research, neurological health and health literacy.
“CityHacks: In Search of Sleep is designed to be fun and engaging to read while at the same time, providing a learning experience about the biology, science and social science behind sleep,” said Pollock. “We all need it—now kids are learning why it’s so important.”
The CityHacks app is available for free download in the iTunes store and will become available for Android systems later this year.