Fall 2021 Hackathon
October 22-24, 2021.
100+ Participants, 20 Teams, 3 winners.
Speakers and Experts
Dr. Jessica McCarthy
Assistant Professor of Geography @ Miami University
Dr. Tara Kirk Sell
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health & Engineering at JHU
Co-founder of Managed by Q
Dr. Wendy Guan
Executive Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis @ Harvard University
Grass Director, Organizer at Clean Air Baltimore
Dr. Andy Ross
Center for Leadership Education Lecturer @ JHU
Dr. Ben Zaitchik
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences @ JHU
Network Program Manager for SCaN
Dr. Phil Yang
Professor of Geography & Geoinformation @ George Mason U
Natural Disasters Track Winner: Root Out Of Trouble (ROOT)
Environmental Justice Track Winner: Breathing Buildings
Sustainable Living Spaces Track Winner: Neighborhood Pantry
2021 Hackathon Sponsors
Department of Materials Science and Engineering at JHU
JHU MatSci faculty and students continuously innovate - fabricating nanostructures, leveraging artificial intelligence and data science to discover new materials, and pushing the boundary of knowledge by peering at the structure of materials at the atomic scale using the most advanced characterization tools available.
Checking students in on day one
Our executive directors!
Sustaining disruptions was hosted at FastForwardU, JHU's innovation accelerator! Teams arrived in shifts in order to practice social distancing due to the pandemic.
We had some games and workshops at the hackathon as well!
We had external judges come in to score each teams' ideas as well!
The Executive Organizing Team
From L to R, top: Maria, Aditi, Morgan, middle: Melanie, Megan, Julia, bottom: Mia, Yujin, Kush