Former Wolverine Peterson Creates Votable App to Educate Next Generation

Former Wolverine Peterson Creates Votable App to Educate Next Generation

10/13/2020 12:35:00 PM

// Sarah VanMetre

ANN ARBOR, Mich.Veronica Peterson, or Roni Hicks as she was known while wearing No. 3 on the basketball court from 2008-11, realized something as she geared up for the 2020 election: she had never done any research on the candidates or what nuanced information was on the ballot. Sure, she had voted before, but that was more of just checking the box to say that she did it.

Instead of just doing some research for herself, she decided to build an app named Votable. She put her education — an industrial operations engineering degree from the University of Michigan and master’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago — and her work experience as a software engineer at Morningstar to the test. She built the app by herself, working

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College Common App Drops Question About Discipline, Citing Racial Disparities

The Common Application is scrapping a question that asks applicants to reveal whether they have been subject to disciplinary action in high school, aiming to eliminate what it says could be an obstacle for Black students considering college.

For more than a decade, the application—submitted by more than 1 million students to more than 900 colleges and universities—requested that students disclose whether they’d been found responsible for a “disciplinary violation.” That could be academic or behavioral misconduct, and would have led to probation, suspension or expulsion.

After a deep dive into its own data earlier this year, funded by a Gates Foundation grant, the Common App found that Black applicants marked “yes” more than twice as often as white applicants. Black women were three times as likely as white women to say they’d been disciplined. And those who did give affirmative responses submitted applications at a lower rate.

“It’s clearly

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2021 Ram TRX will get new FCA ‘Know & Go’ app to educate owners about their truck

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FCA has developed a new app called “Know & Go,” and it’s debuting with the 2021 Ram TRX. The purpose of the app is to help owners get more acquainted with and learn about their vehicle without having to dig through the owner’s manual.

Instead, the app allows you to point your camera at certain things within and around the vehicle, and then it brings up information about what your camera is trained on. It uses augmented reality technology to make it work. For example, if you point the camera at the engine bay, you’ll be prompted with a detailed description of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that makes 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

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The few photos provided by FCA show items that the app can read such as your drive mode switcher, off-road pages, paddle shifters and more.

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2021 Ram TRX will arrive with new FCA ‘Know & Go’ app to educate owners about their vehicle

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FCA has developed a new app called “Know & Go,” and it’s debuting with the 2021 Ram TRX. The purpose of the app is to help owners get more acquainted with and learn about their vehicle without having to dig through the owner’s manual.

Instead, the app allows you to point your camera at certain things within and around the vehicle, and then it brings up information about what your camera is trained on. It uses augmented reality technology to make it work. For example, if you point the camera at the engine bay, you’ll be prompted with a detailed description of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that makes 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

See Full Image Gallery >>

The few photos provided by FCA show a few of the items that the app can read such as your drive mode switcher, off-road pages,

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