Hack-a-Thon 2018

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February 15, 2018 (high school)

February 22, 2018 (middle school)

Highlights from the 2017 Hack-a-Thon:

The RSC is hosted its first ever hack-a-thon series on February 16th and 23rd, 2017 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center! The events brought together students from Iroquois, Fairview, and McDowell school districts to “hack” or solve a real world environmental issue. This all day event gave students hands-on learning and experience in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students also gained experience in communication skills and teamwork. The students were expected to complete their own research on the challenge topic using information provided by experts in the field of study. The students had only short time increments to complete their research, build a prototype, and present to a panel of judges. Each project was extremely well done and unique! Thank you to all the presenters, judges, and staff who helped make this hack-a-thon possible. And thank you to the students for their hard work, energy, and determination in hacking the solution!

2017 CHALLENGE REVEALED: Microplastics & Marine Debris

Award recipients by team name (High School):

  • The Brook Trouts: Best Engineering & Most Community Engagement
  • Enviro-Clean: Best Presentation
  • Green Beam Team: Most Applicable in the Real World
  • Clean Water: Most Thorough Research
  • Fuzzy Carrot: Must Sustainable Project
  • The Green Tails: Most Original Project

Award recipients by team name (Middle School):

  • Plastic Killers: Most Applicable in the Real World, & Most Preventative
  • Plastic Turtles: Best Engineering
  • Plastic Eaters: Most Creative
  • DOTBM (decreasing ocean trash by millions): Best Prototype
  • The Hackers: Best Big Picture Idea
  • The Recyclists: Most Thorough Research


Photos from the event (February 23rd, 2017):

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