Online hackathon ‘STCC Creates Challenge’ scheduled for students
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The STEM Starter Academy at Springfield Technical Community College invites STCC students to participate in a hackathon-like virtual event on Friday, Sept. 11 (10 am- 12 noon).
Students will work in teams through the Zoom video conferencing platform to create a solution to a problem and present their findings for judging on Sept. 18 (10 am- 12 noon). This year's theme is 'Create for Student Success'. The event is open to STCC students who should email Reena Randhir, director of the STEM Starter Academy, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request registration and zoom information.
Students will be taught skills such as app design, web design, gaming and simulations on Sept. 11, 10 am- 12 noon. Each team is expected to present their creative solution in a seven-minute PowerPoint presentation on Sept. 18. Students will receive a certificate and stipend upon successful completion. Winning team members will receive awards.
The goal of the STEM Starter Academy is to improve awareness, recruit, ready, retain and graduate more students in science, technology, engineering and math majors and pathways.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, liberal arts, and STEM fields continue to provide the most affordable options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of about 7,000 day, evening, weekend, and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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