This year’s event focused on developing STEM kits influenced by the issues affecting Canada’s Indigenous communities to increase Indigenous students’ awareness of STEM and engagement in STEM education.
Over 50 UofT students participated in teams. The team with Wesley Luo, Hugh Crerar, Stephanie Cui, Matthew Feito, and Jazi Jeeson won the top prize with their project “Say Cheese!”: An Exploration of Fermentation in Dairy Products and were awarded a $500 cash prize and an opportunity to travel internationally with Pueblo Science.
Wesley Luo shared "It was really fun to collaborate with like-minded individuals and learn some new knowledge and skills. I especially loved the idea session on the first day hosted by Prof. Cynthia Goh, as it really made me think critically about generating ideas for project".
More information on the Hackathon can be found here: