Pueblo Science invites you to take part in the second annual Hackathon for Science Education occuring online September 18-26 through Devpost, Discord, and Zoom. The event will bring together 100 innovative students with scientists, engineers and educators as mentors. The students and mentors will work for two weekends to create STEM activities that address the UN sustainable development goals and are aligned with the K to 12 science curriculum of low-resource communities around the world.
The event will provide a fun and engaging opportunity for professionals and students to become leaders, builders and innovators as well as to make an impact on education around the world. The kits developed during this hackathon will enable teachers to introduce hands-on science and engineering experiences into their classrooms and improve their students’ attitudes towards STEM learning, concept uptake and problem solving.
Students in groups of 3-5 will participate in prototyping science kits that are engaging, curriculum-relevant and address the UN sustainable development goals. Teachers’ guides will also be written up to instruct educators on how to construct the kits and how to teach it. Mentors knowledgeable in science and technology, education or resources available in remote communities will be providing input to all teams. The projects will be presented in front of an expert judging panel on Sunday (September 26), afternoon.