Forge company Mathstronauts successfully hosted their annual STEM Hacks at McMaster University on January 28th, 2017 with over 150 middle school participants from all over the Golden Horseshoe joining together to tackle a Science or Engineering challenge, and nearly 80 McMaster students participating as mentors and volunteers for the event.
STEM Hacks is an annual hackathon organized by Mathstronauts in which middle school students compete in teams to solve STEM-related challenges. Each team is paired with a mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the competition. The event is packed with exciting workshops and participants also meet local STEM professionals who showcase their work at the competition. This year, Science participants learned about the theory of flight and aerodynamics and were challenged to design an aircraft that achieved the longest distance and a linear flight path. Engineering participants learned how to do computer programming in order to build an autonomous parking lot system that was able to regulate car traffic in a model parking lot.
Congratulations to the Mathstronauts team!