Local Ivy Tech student wins competition

Esther Flint; photo courtesy of Ivy Tech Columbus

A student from the Ivy Tech Community College Columbus campus has won a statewide “Shark Tank” style competition to design a mobile software application for the college that will connect students with resources and information about their Ivy Tech experience.

Chris Schilling, spokesman for Ivy Tech, says that Esther Flint, a 19-year-old general education student, had her vision for an Ivy Tech app selected from 41 statewide submissions from 15 Ivy Tech campuses. He says that her work was one of three submitted from the Columbus campus.

Schilling explains that the competition was announced to students at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester, asking them to provide their thoughts on what an app should include to attract students to use it and how it can help Ivy Tech better communicate with and engage students.

The app is now under development with an anticipated launch for the Fall 2019 semester.