Thursday, December 7, 2017

SBISD Students Participate in Inventathon

A group of Memorial High School and Westchester Academy for International Studies students won the coveted Hart Award at Inventathon@HCC, a recent two-day hackathon event.

Hosted by Houston Community College and Clements Inventors Club, the annual event is an opportunity for attendees to rapidly prototype inventions that are designed to improve the quality of life for humans. Areas of focus for improvement include education, poverty, community well-being and economic advancement. Inventathon@HCC was attended by over 150 student inventors.

The Hart Award, named after a teacher who inspires students to learn through practical applications of academic concepts, is given to students who create a fun invention with technological complexity. The SBISD team utilized boost converters, delivering CAD models, electrical schematics and professionally grade soldered board.

Mentors from local business club groups such as TiE Houston, ITTAGH, and Good Works Houston donated time and professional insight to student participants in idea generation and product development. HCC COE Advanced Manufacturing at HCC Stafford provided the space and tools to host the program. 
Inventathon - A Student Perspective from SBISD on Vimeo.


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