Academy of Our Lady of Peace to Host Fourth AnnualHackathon

| October 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace will host the 4th annual Hackathon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 14. The hackathon is open to girls from all San Diego County Schools through sixth to twelfth grade. 

A hackathon is a meeting of the minds to challenge current notions, problem-solve, create, and collaborate. OLP’s Engineering Projects in Community Service Club (EPICS), the hosts of the annual Hackathon, focus on how STEM can solve global issues using science, technology, engineering, and math. Students identify specific problems in the world and formulate systematic and realistic solutions to them through researching, analyzing data, and communicating with a group of workers. This is a friendly competition, and the teams will be presenting their solutions to a panel of judges. Teams in first, second, and third place will receive prizes. 

This year, the Hackathon is in partnership with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, and the theme is Animal Endangerment. The disruption of our natural world has caused countless species of animals to join the endangered species list. During the Hackathon, participants will work in teams to find solutions and sustainable ways to combat this loss of habitats using their critical analysis, creativity, collaboration, decision-making, and applications of STEM in entrepreneurship. 

Research data shows that women continue to be underrepresented in the STEM fields. OLP is committed to providing a rich STEM program experience for students. At the Hackathon, students not only gain insight in various areas of STEM, business, and world affairs but can also hone critical thinking and communication skills. The event allows students to connect and work with other young women who come from diverse backgrounds and interests. It also gives them the chance to better educate people and bring awareness to issues.   Here, young women can practice skills without worrying about a poor grade or failure.  To learn more about the event and register, visit

Our Lady of Peace invites girls in sixth through twelfth grade from all San Diego County Schools to perform in the Hackathon.

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