Awards and Recognition
NASA International Space Apps Challenge
The idea for ISSIE came out of the 2015 Space Apps Challenge Hackathon and we brought our project in 2016. We won two awards locally and advanced to the global judging round. NASA picked us as a Top 25 project from the 164 nominees in the People's Choice category.
In 2017 we returned, with teams in New York and Seattle, winning Best Use of Hardware, again!
SFVR Holographic Hackathon
Honorable Mention: Use of Spatial Sound
We started building on the HoloLens here. And we got to meet the Microsoft engineer who was first to wear the HoloLens in zero G!
It starts with fun
Founder, Chief Fun Officer
Laura Doyle is the 10-year old founder of ISSIE and the CFO of her family - Chief Fun Officer. She is a FIRST Junior Lego League veteran and started programming when she was 7. She's a recipient of the Presidential Fitness Award.
Michael Doyle is a technology manager with a lifelong love of space who started programming when he was 12 on a Commodore PET. NASA's International SpaceApps Challenge taught him anyone can be a maker of our future in space.