What is EarthHacks?
March 17 - 18, 2018
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220-2057
EarthHacks is an innovation-focused event where students from all majors develop solutions to real-world environmental challenges. Multidisciplinary teams will have 24 hours to learn from mentors, brainstorm, and generate solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Depending upon the problem, proposed solutions can involve hardware, software, art, text, and other materials. The 3 challenge categories are:
Pollution is the interference of contaminants with the natural world, degrading natural resources and putting plant, animal, and human life in danger.
Renewable energy is power harvested from renewable resources that are not in danger or being depleted, such as wind, sunlight, geothermal energy, waves and tides, rain, and bio energy.
Conservation Technology is the modernization and introduction of technology to the conservation fields, spurring ecological, agricultural, and wildlife-focused innovation.