6 August 2018
New York City’s most famous and longest-running monthly tech event! This month we have partnered with the American Museum of Natural History’s BridgeUp: STEM program to bring you a showcase of amazing solutions built during the Hack the Deep hackathon that took place earlier this year on the weekend of February 9–11.
Over 127 developers, alongside 30 high school students and four teachers, worked over a 24-hour period to build solutions for challenges posed by Museum scientists and researchers.
The challenges’ areas of research included miniscule protists, the diversity of marine life in museum collections, the physical processes of ocean currents and eddies, and climate.
The Museum’s BridgeUP: STEM hackathon is a conduit for citizen science where our public participants create real tools and build solutions to real problems in scientific education, communication, and research.
About BridgeUP: STEM
BridgeUP: STEM is an ambitious initiative designed to bridge the gender and opportunity gaps in computational science for girls and young women as well as boys and girls from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Hosted at the Museum through generous support from the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust, BridgeUP: STEM has developed a distinct identity in the landscape of computer science education by embedding programming in the context of scientific research and communication to support participants’ college and career goals.