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VR/AR Hackathon | December 4-6
VRofKCs' Fall 2020 Hackathon—a VR/AR software development challenge for high school students—will take place virtually Dec. 4-6, with all student teams working remotely in their respective homes. Using design thinking and team collaboration, teams will build a functioning VR/AR prototype that addresses the competition's problem statement (to be revealed Dec. 4).
Post challenge, teams can get assistance in building their prototype into a minimum viable product (MVP), and with persistence and dedication on to a commercially viable product. Technical mentors and subject matter experts will be available during the hackathon, along with online support and collaboration tools.
Teams will check in their final project and pitch video online; submitted projects will be judged by a panel of VR/AR and industry partners.
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Cooking with Curiosity | National Inventors Hall of Fame
Families who cook together grow STEM skills together and a new fall cookbook from the National Inventors Hall of Fame makes it easier to connect the dots. Check out this collection of fall recipes and accompanying STEM concepts—you just might find a new favorite to try over Thanksgiving break!
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Cool Science Art Competition
Ask the students in your life to depict one of three climate-related challenge questions in a piece of visual art for this year's Cool Science competition. The winning entry will be displayed on public buses next summer!
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PREP-KC Fall Math Challenge
PREP-KC's Regional Math Relays go virtual in January with students competing in individual and team events that will require a combination of problem-solving and mathematical skills. In the meantime, all students around the metro can take part in a fall challenge to see mathematical shapes in nature and the world around you.
Check out the student-designed website >