MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge

Be a part of an all-new high school STEM challenge benefiting young children with disabilities!

 

Support young MAKERS putting their skills to the test utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve the assistive technology equipment Southwest Human Development’s ADAPT Shop creates. We are recruiting high school STEM/robotics/coding teams, sponsors, volunteers, mentors and word-of-mouth support! Help us improve the lives of young children with disabilities.

 

All high school STEM, coding, robotics and technology groups are welcome to join!

Put your skills to the test utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve the assistive technology equipment used by young children with disabilities served by Southwest Human Development’s ADAPT Shop. The winning team will be given $500 and professional support to continue building their solution.

 

Important Dates

  • September 20, 2019: $100 Team Registration Deadline (Scholarships may be available!)
  • Early-October 2019: Virtual Challenge Release
  • Mid-November 2019: Final Challenge Presentations at Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library

 

Is your school or company interested in getting involved?

Contact David Reno at dreno@swhd.org to reserve your spot in the 2019 MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge! We’re looking for high school teams, corporate sponsors and volunteers to join the planning committee!

 

Congratulations to Our 2018 MAKERS of Change Winners!

Level 1: Best Concept

Xavier College Prep

Level 2: Built Design

Brophy Mach 2.7

Level 3: Functioning IoT

Education Empowers Inc.

Best in Show

Brophy Bronco Boys

MAKERS of Change Judging Committee

Curt Cornum

VP, Global Business Transformation

Insight

Jennifer Blain Christen

Director, BioElectrical Systems Lab

Arizona State University

Brian McCarson

Chief Technology Officer, IoT

Intel Corporation

For questions or additional information, please contact David Reno at (602) 769-3958 or dreno@swhd.org.

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