Spring STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon: April is Autism Awareness Month
- DFW*ATW Volunteers Needed -
DFW kids and youth will be giving back by designing video games for children with autism at the Spring STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon. This will be an exciting and positive competition between scholars from numerous Independent School Districts, where scholars will be designing video games for children with Autism! All-day mentorship will be provided by professionals in medicine, technology and higher education.
Prizes, certificates and recognition from University of North Texas (UNT), University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and executives from organizations in STEAM fields including IBM, Microsoft and Cerebrum, among others, will be presented. Bring a laptop - strongly recommended but not required for participation. Scholars will work in teams.
This will benefit children from University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center, among other organizations serving children within the Autism Spectrum and other disabilities.
Date: Saturday April 20, 2019
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Location: The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, 800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080. Available Parking in GREEN PARKING spaces - see map on UTD website.
Registration to attend: $20.00 per participant. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Register to attend on the UTD website.
Need DFW*ATW Volunteers from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm!
No technical experience or knowledge necessary! No fee to volunteers, and volunteers can bring their kids to the event. This is a first-come-first-serve event. To register as a volunteer, click on the registration button on the left.
Volunteers needed for the following positions ...
- Logistics – Signage, supply pickups, food pickups, etc. (around 5 volunteers)
- Audio - Visual and technical support
- Mentoring scholar teams throughout their video game development process - be part of team to help students code
- General mentorship from professionals in careers unrelated to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics