These 4 young people of color submitted the most innovative ideas for our hackathon and won VIP tickets, cash and software grant prizes!
These inventors made modern life possible throughout the globe. Do you know who invented the longest lasting light bulb? No it wasn't Edison. It was Lewis Latimer. Learn more about the inventors of the telephone transmitter, the railway, the subway, the roller coaster, refrigeration, the home security system, traffic lights, the gas mask and much more. See Day 1 and Day 2 of the articles published on LinkedIn.
In order to encourage Latino participants in Hip Hop Hackathon to learn more about the STEM field and close the gap by pursing STEM careers, we are featuring the following famous and well regarded Latinx scientists and inventors. See the article published on LinkedIn on May 9, 2022.
STEM is important statistically as our STEM graduation rates lag our peers and even after graduation we face microaggressions complicating the journey. This is why we believe that it is one of the most important conversations in culture, because as technology innovates without a diverse view we will not only have to fight systematic bias but also programmatic bias. Watch this video that talks about Marie's STEM background and how her career in STEM took different turns.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Hip Hop Hackathon launching?
We launched November 8, 2021 on National STEM Day.
The National STEM/STEAM Day is solely focused to help people of all ages and walks of life to rekindle their passion for innovation in the fields of STEM/STEAM.
The concept has been promoted greatly since the 2000s where the studies showed that most of the U.S. students were not keen on having careers in the STEM discipline than other countries. The report also predicted that the country will not be able to compete in the global economy if the situation continues. After this realization, educators focus more on STEM/STEAM research, education, and education policy.
Where is Hip Hop Hackathon launching?
We launched on Sway's Universe on Sirius XM on November 8, 2021. See the video on YouTube.
What is the short term and long term vision?
Team members for the project will be working to obtain annual sponsorship for the Hip Hop Hackathon in the short-term to build up the infrastructure and staff for this initiative. Long-term the team members for this project will be working to create an annual collaboration of events throughout the United States and globally.
What will participants learn?
Participants will be certified via Accredible (see accredible.com) on the following tracks:
Game and Interactive Innovations.
Game and Interactive Innovations offers an opportunity to work on PlayStation, Oculus, Google AR/VR and Microsoft Hololens and virtual space, so come together to work with new sceneries, designs, and code.
New ideas for banking, time management, social living, meeting, sharing, and others. Improve social life and communications with your ideas!
Advertising is everywhere. Catch a chance to become a part of its reinvention. Participants will create new conceptions for AR/VR marketing in real life!
Learning and education
Research has been done on learning in virtual reality, as its immersive qualities may enhance learning. Participants will create solutions to help people learn faster and more efficiently!
This track is about innovations in real-life products. Any product can always be improved. Participants will be encouraged to design something special, something we didn’t even think about.
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