A 2 Day Student Hackathon thats open to all Houston area School, College, and University students!
Novermber 16 & 17, 2019
9am to 6pm (on both days)
Inventathon@HCC Student Hackathon
A two-day weekend gathering of high school, community college, four-year and graduate student teams organized to address specifically defined challenges!
Using a fast-paced ‘hackathon” process and methodology, teams will be introduced to the overall global issues by subject matter experts, choose a challenge to address, receive mentoring and feedback in generating technologies and integrated solutions, and present their “products and services” to a set of judges for awards and recognition after a community showcase on the next day!
So at the INVENTATHON@HCC, you can do anything from coding an app, building a robot, or making something uniquely creative based on a given theme of Climate Change for Fall 2019!
Teams can consist of 2-5 members and you will have approximately 16 hours to create something amazing! and Yes, you can do it by yourself, but it won’t be the same!
Hackathons, like the INVENTATHON@HCC are a can’t miss experience! You can learn something new, make something that the world has never seen before, and win some amazing cash prizes!
Day 1 of the Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC
Day 2 of the Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC
|1||9:00am – 9:30am||Registrations & Check-in|
|1||9:30am – 10:00am||Opening Ceremony: Introduction of Staff, Mentors, Participants|
|1||10:00am – 11:00am||Strategic Insights on Climate-Related Issues, Challenges, and Resiliency Lessons:|
– Defining Climate Issues in the 21st Century
– Defining Resiliency Across Communities, Industries, and Neighborhoods
– Defining Opportunities
– Questions and Answers
|1||11:00am-11:15am||Introduction of Grand-Challenge Areas of Focus for Hackathon
“Process, Rules of Engagement, and Schedule of Activities”
*Inventing Officially Begins
|1||11:15pm-Noon||Team Building and Mentor Roundtables|
|1||Noon-1pm||Working Lunch: Continue Team Building|
|1||1:00pm-5:00pm||Project Development – Inventing Continues|
|1||6:00pm||Wrap up & depart from campus|
|2||9:00am – 9:30am||Check-In|
|2||10:00am – 11:00am||Pitch Presentation Talk|
|2||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Working Lunch|
|2||1:00pm – 3:00pm||Finalize Inventathon Projects and Prepare Presentations|
|2||3:00pm – 3:30pm||Project Submission Deadline
Judges will review projects
|2||3:30pm – 4:30pm||Community Showcase|
|2||4:30pm – 5:30pm||Pitch Presentations, Awards Closing Ceremony|
Where is the INVENTATHON@HCC happening?
This Fall 2019, the INVENTATHON@HCC will occur at the Scarcella Science and Techonology Building at Houston Community College Southwest College’s Stafford Campus. See above for location details.
Who can attend the INVENTATHON@HCC
Any middle-high school (grades 6-12), community college and university student in the Greater Houston Area whose registered can attend and participate.
Can you team up for INVENTATHON@HCC?
Yes! In fact, we recommend teams of 2-5 members to get the most out of the event. A lot of this is teamwork, and you only have 15 hours to create something amazing!
What should I bring to the INVENTATHON@HCC?
Laptops, chargers, cell phones, and of course passion will be helpful.
Bring your tools, paper, supplies, kits, that you need to make your invention.
Please note: Knives, firearms, and other dangerous things from the outside world are not permitted at the event. HCC Police will be on site and may not permit items that it deems unsafe for others.
If you have dietary needs, feel free to bring your own lunch bag.
How much does INVENTATHON#HCC cost?
Admission is waived for registered students for both days thanks to our sponsors: Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives!
Please note only registered participants will be allowed on campus and registration will be closed when at event capacity of 50 participants.
Will there be awards and prizes?
Of course! We want to recognize your efforts and the time you spent at the event. We will have professionals in various STEM fields as judges to help evaluate the projects and award the prizes.
1st Place: $300.00
2nd Place: $200.00
3rd Place: $100.00
$600.00 will be awarded Sunday evening!