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About the Event

The IgniteSTEM Design Challenge is a one-day competitive event filled with engaging workshops to encourage students to collaborate with each other when solving real-life problems. Students will work in teams of 3 to 5 to brainstorm ideas and make those ideas come to life.

10:00 - 10:30 - Opening ceremony
10:30 - 11:00 - Keynote speaker
11:00 -11:45 - Ideation workshop
11:45 - 12:30 - Lunch break and social
12:30 - 1:15 - Makerstate workshop for educators
12:30 - 1:45 - Part I of Design Challenge

1:45 - 2:00 - Stretch break and social

2:00 - 3:00 - Part II of Design Challenge

3:00 - 3:45 - Presentations

3:45 - 4:30 - Awards and closing ceremony

Event Schedule

IgniteSTEM Design Challenge Winners

First Place Presentation

Top Four:

1st: Team Guardians

Madeleine Khristov-Weinrach, Nina Ignacio, Helena Chan, Allison Lesser, Jordan Cheung

2nd: Team Twister

Rachel Cargian, Hailey Van Alstine, Framke Vitale, Emma Kennett, Dylan Sedorus

3rd: Team Hermits

Aidan Farrell, Darren Mattern, David Kuhar, Kyle Kinkade, Nicholas Volpe

4th: Team Gargoyle

Matthew Marsh, Patrick Gawel, Maxwell Rothschild, Justin Bongcaron, Nathaniel Pollinger

Honorable Mentions

Team Mariners
Team Comets
Team Rovers
Team Blasters
Team Zap

Team Musketeers
Team Kapow
Team Zoom
Team Phoenix

Event Stats Highlights

  • Over 230 students (making up 56 teams), 20 IgniteSTEM members, and 30 educators attended 😮

  • The average attendee spent 5hrs and 59mins on Hopin during our event 🤯

  • Madeleine Khristov Weinrach, Margo Martin, and Mihir Tanguturi were listed among the most active attendees! 💪

  • Team Rapids had the most number of chat messages across any team session chat (at an astounding 460 messages! Wonder what they were chatting about 🤔)

  • Campbell Davis, at an astonishing 13 networking requests sent', was the strongest networker across the event. Make sure to check out their LinkedIns 😉

  • Throughout the event, we all cumulatively sent 5638 chat messages and initiated 158 networking meetings. Kudos on the engagement!! 🤝

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