Hackathon for Science Education

Description

Pueblo Science and the Impact Centre would like to invite you to take part in the inaugural Hackathon for Science Education, taking place September 21-22 at the University of Toronto (ONRamp, 100 College Street, Toronto). This event will bring together more than 100 innovative students with mentor scientists, engineers, and educators. The students and mentors will work together for 22 hours (with an overnight break) to create science kits that are relevant to the curriculum and everyday life of high school students in low-resource communities around the world.

 

The event provides a fun and engaging opportunity for alumni and students to become leaders, builders, and innovators and to have an impact on education around the world. It also aims to enable teachers to introduce hands-on science experiences into science classes and improve students’ attitudes towards science learning, concept uptake and problem solving.

Details

Date and Time

September 21 – 22, 2019

Location

ONRamp, 100 College Street, Toronto

Registration Fee

FREE

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FAQs

Can I sign up with a team?

We allow team sign ups of up to 5 people. All team members must sign up individually and you can specify team members on your application.

What if I don't have a team or idea?

No worries, all participants will have team formation activities during the event. For a sample project please look at the following page: Cardboard Hydraulic Arm

Is there a fee to attend the event?

Hackathon for Science Education is a FREE event. All food and materials for the entire event will be provided free of charge.

Can I work on my project before the event?

All work must be done at the event. We will post specific topics needed in various countries on day 1 of the event. All projects with prior work done will be disqualified. We will provide you with a prepaid credit card that you can use to buy all (and only) the material that you need to prototype your project. Please bring your own laptop to work on the manuals, presentation and to code if your project needs it.

For more information

If you have any other questions, feel free to send us a message at info@puebloscience.org or message us on Facebook here: @puebloscience.

Prizes

Top 5 winners will get $200 cash, gift cards, and exciting products!

In addition, winning projects will be used during Pueblo Science’s outreach events in malls and public spaces in the GTA such as Yonge and Dundas square in 2020. Kits that are suitable in the Philippines, Thailand, Guyana and Jamaica will be used to train 1,000 teachers in 2020. Your names will be included as authors in the workshop manuals!

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