Congratulations to everyone who participated in SRHacks 2021!

Check out the SRHackoff here!

SRHacks 2021 Winners

PROGRAMMING:

  • 1st Place: Charlotte To & Edlyn To [Break Time Buddy]
  • 2nd Place: Dion Machado [Everyone Needs a Friend]
  • 3rd Place: Alvin Pengiparambil [Bit Pet]
  • 4th Place: Abbie Li & Matthew Liang [Auto the Robot Friend]
  • 5th Place: Jana El-Koraichi & Zara Gascoyne [Otis the Talking Robot]

ENGINEERING:

  • 1st Place: Victoria Kwon [The Screen Magnifier]
  • 2nd Place: Samir Bhagat [Sanitization Station]
  • 3rd Place: Julia Li & Elaine Li [The Third Arm]
  • 4th Place: Eknoor Gill & Prabhleen Sandhu [Sanitizer and Mask Away]
  • 5th Place: Erin O’Connor [Exercise Box]

What is SRHacks?

SRHacks 2021 is the first ever youth coding and engineering hackathon held by Science Rendezvous. Students in grades 6-8 within the Greater Toronto Regions (i.e. Toronto, York, Halton, Peel, Durham) will have 3 weeks to tackle real-world problems by creating original designs/innovations which will be presented to professional judges in the industry. If chosen as winners, you will receive awards and/or cash prizes and have the chance to meet virtually with our esteemed scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur mentors! Everyone is welcome to participate, free of charge!

Are you interested but don’t know how to code or be an engineer?

Science Rendezvous will be running interactive workshops and speaker sessions during the competition period to help students develop new skills & learn more about S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math disciplines).

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How do I get started?

Start by registering with SRHacks. Registrations is open from May 1st – June 27th 2021, however we encourage you to register earlier to fully participate in all our free events! 

Once you register, all you got to do is wait for June 6th, 2021! We will release competition details for BOTH our competitions (a) Coding & (b) Engineering!

If there are any questions about SRHacks, please contact: uoftsr.scienceoutreach@gmail.com

Eligibility

  • Students must be in grades 6, 7, or 8.
  • Students must either reside or attend school within the Greater Toronto Area (i.e. Toronto, York, Halton, Durham, Peel).
  • Students must register with their parents consent before the end of the competition (June 27th). 

Important dates

Administrative
  • Registration Opens: May 1st, 2021
  • Opening Ceremony: Competition begins, topics released:  June 6th, 2021
  • Late Registration Deadline: June 30th, 2021 (8pm)
  • Project Submission Deadline: June 20th, 2021 (8pm)
  • Announcement of Top 5 finalists: June 27th, 2021
  • SRHackoff: July 3rd, 2021 (1-4pm)
Events
  • Innovation Speaker Series 1: June 6th, 2021 (10:30am-12:30pm)
  • Workshop 1: Introduction to Microsoft MakeCode Programming – June 12th, 2021 (12-1pm)
  • Workshop 2: Introduction to Engineering Design – June 12th, 2021 (1-2pm)
  • Workshop 3: DIY Hydraulic machines – June 13th, 2021. (1-2pm)
  • Innovation Speaker Series 2: June 27th, 2021  (TBD)
  • Office Hours: (June 9th 6-7pm; June 13th 2-4pm; June 16th 6-7pm; June 20th, 2-4pm)

Innovation Speaker Series & Workshops

As part of our SRHack 2021, we will be introducing two main events. These interactive activities are geared towards SRHack participants, but are also open to the general public. 

Innovation Speaker Series will expose students to real-world scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs that are changing the world through their innovations. 

Workshops are designed to help students learn essential coding and engineering skills to get them started in the world of discovery and innovation. 

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