In traditional classrooms, young students might spend the day sitting still for extended periods while listening to teachers talk, sometimes too fast. It’s not a system that works for all, often leaving behind those who learn differently, such as neurodivergent students with conditions like dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or autism.
Justin Nappi ’24 (CLAS) and Sudiksha Mallick ’23 (CLAS) hope to change that.
Nappi and Mallick are cofounders of SmartCards AR, LLC, a learning platform that combines augmented reality (AR) technology with physical flashcards to provide an interactive educational experience for students in grades 2-5, particularly those who are neurodivergent. Mallick, a double major in political science and human rights, specializes as a spokesperson for the start-up, while Nappi works on the development and technology side.
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