Design and Development Contest
The HACK Scarsdale Design and Development Contest seeks to promote the creativity and development skills of the students in the Scarsdale Union Free School District.
This fun but competitive experience is intended to provide participants with the opportunity to employ and expand their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) knowledge.
Whether your project is simple or perhaps more sophisticated, come be part of the creative experience and put your STEAM skills to the test!!
- All contest entries should reflect a solution to a “humanitarian” or community-based problem or need which is clearly identified by the team.
- Entries must incorporate digital technology in some capacity.
- Final submissions must be in the form of a physical or software product (i.e., software app, physical invention).
- Entries may be implemented in the team’s platform/media of choice.
AwardsPrizes will be awarded in several categories.
- All students (K-12) of the Scarsdale School District are eligible to participate.
- Each entry must be submitted from a team of no less than 2 students and no more than 5.
- Each team should submit a completed ENTRY application form online.
- Applications are due by Friday, February 27th
- Most Visionary
- Most Creative
- Best Integration of Technology
- Most Practical Implementation
- Best Solution to the Given Problem
Note: If there are a sufficient number of entries, software apps will be judged separately from other entries.
- Entries will be judged by a panel based on:
- clear identification of the need/problem
- viability of concept
- demonstration of STEAM knowledge/skills
- Submit Entry Application (online) by Friday, February 27, 2015
- Project Submission deadline is Friday May 1, 2015.
- Presentation of Projects at Contest Expo Thursday, May 7th
- Award presentation at conclusion of Expo
Teams must submit the following in order for their contest entry to be considered complete:(Ms. Giroux and Mr. Leong at Scarsdale High School will accept all submission materials.
- All source code and appropriate documentation (for any programming involved ) (submitted online) in addition to the actual completed project for non-software entries.
- Essay (no more than two pages) describing the problem the project addresses, how the project relates to the problem and a brief description of the creative process.
Greg Leong (914-721-2400 x3350) or Jodi Giroux (914-721-2823)