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Applications Now Open for HackIT Bahamas 2018!
By Aisha Bowe
Jun 22, 2018 - 3:03:10 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Applications are now open for Hack<IT> Bahamas 2018, scheduled July 24-28 at St. Andrew’s School.

Open to private and public school students in grades 9-12, Hack<IT> Bahamas 2018 will provide five days of hands-on STEM instruction. With a focus on developing a technology based startup, the camp will give nearly 100 attendees the opportunity to apply their knowledge to an issue of social impact within the Bahamas and compete for a cash prize.

Hands-on instruction begins at 9am Tuesday, July 24th, and concludes Friday, July 27th. The culminating competition and awards ceremony, held at 10am on Saturday, July 28, is open to the public. Students will compete for a grand prize, sponsored by ALIV.

This year marks the fifth for Hack<IT> Bahamas. Since its inception, nearly 400 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, and astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space.

“We are honored to continue to highlight the ingenuity of Bahamian youth,” said Aisha Bowe, Bahamian-American aerospace engineer and Founder of STEMBoard. “With a focus on providing the fundamentals of technology and entrepreneurship, our students create innovative projects that showcase the genius that lies within the Bahamas.”

Sponsors of Hack<IT> 2018 include ALIV, Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd (BPL) and The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA). For more information on how to support Hack<IT> Bahamas 2018, 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. Committed to closing the achievement gap, STEMBoard empowers historically underrepresented youth to build transformational technologies. Through demonstration-based technical curricula for K-12 and college students, the STEMBoard engineering team designs and delivers activities that mirror real-world challenges.

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