NASSAU, Bahamas – Applications are now being accepted for Hack Bahamas 2017 scheduled for July 24-29 at St. Andrew’s School in Nassau.
Hack Bahamas 2017 will provide six days of free, hands-on STEM instruction for public and private Bahamian students in grades 9-12. With a focus on technology entrepreneurship, the camp will give each student an opportunity to select an engineering track, apply their knowledge to an issue of social impact within The Bahamas and compete for prizes.
This year marks the fourth year for Hack Bahamas. Since its inception, more than 300 students throughout the Caribbean have participated in programs designed and executed by STEMBoard and its partners. Past keynote speakers have included Barrington Irving, the first Jamaican and the first black man to fly around the world by himself, as well as astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African-American to walk in space.
“We are honored to continue bringing world-class opportunities to the youth of The Bahamas,” said Aisha Bowe, Bahamian-American Aerospace engineer and co-founder of STEMBoard. “Focused on providing hands-on computer hardware and software engineering skills, this year’s camp will be the largest yet. We are committed to inspiring the next-generation Bahamian entrepreneurs and technologists.”
The culminating competition and awards ceremony, held on the last day of Hack 2017, is open to the public.
To apply to HackBahamas 2017, please visit www.bahamascamp.com.
STEMBoard is a technology solutions company that creates smart systems and software solutions for government and large-scale private-sector clients. With proven government subcontracting experience, the team provides high-quality, cost-efficient and strategically innovative solutions.
STEMBoard is committed to closing the achievement gap by empowering historically underrepresented youth build transformational technologies. The STEMBoard team designs and delivers demonstration-based technical curricula for K-12 and college students that mirror real-world challenges.
2016 HACKH WINNERS: Pictured from left are Mr. John Martellaro, Co-Founder & CTO, STEMBoard; Ms. Aisha Bowe, Co-Founder & CEO, STEMBoard; winners Clement Butler, Charisma Clarke, Nia Cambridge, and Darvin Russell, DHL Express Bahamas.
SOLAR TRACK: Students from Grand Cayman Learning about Solar Panels with Hack Instructor Dr. Wayne Archibold
AISHA BOWE LECTURE: Learning fundamentals of mechanical & aerospace engineering with Aisha Bowe, Bahamian-American and former NASA engineer.