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ANSTO Hackathon

ANTSO's National Science Week Hackathon

  • 📅 Date: JavaScript Disabled

  • 👥 Open To: Year 7-11 Students

  • 💻 Format: Online

  • 🌏 Region: Australia

  • 💵 Cost: Free

  • 💰 Prize: >$3000

What is ANSTO’s National Science Week Hackathon?

Each year, the United Nations “International Year Of…” is considered when exploring potential themes, and 2021 provides us with both the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

In keeping with these UN topics, Food: Different by Design covers a broad range of areas in food production and sustainable agriculture, enabling students to explore topics such as biosecurity, food technology, laboratory-developed foods, and more. In the true spirit of National Science Week, scientific development will be at the core of the theme.

The theme of ANSTO’s National Science Week Hackathon 2021 will once again align with National Science Week with specific challenge areas being released by mid-2021. There is $3000 in prize money to be won this year so register your interest today!

Why Participate?

The aim of ANSTO’s National Science Week Hackathon is for secondary school students to gain experience in science, innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will also gain creative confidence, valuable team-working skills, interviewing skills, experience with online collaboration tools and have a chance to interact with scientists, professionals and entrepreneurs. Teams will submit a video showcasing their ideas to a panel of scientists.

Teachers may choose to use the hackathon to inspire their students in STEM and/or to get involved in National Science Week. Some options include:

  • A supporting activity for students in Years 7-11 who are engaged with National Science Week
    As as activity that meets curriculum connections for Y7-10 in Science and Technology
    As a challenge for your school’s Science, STEM or Environmental Club