Posted on 06 May, 2022

2022 Imagine Cup Junior Challenge Hackathon

2022 Imagine Cup Junior Challenge Hackathon

On Tuesday 3 May in twenty-five, Darwin High School students participated in the 2022 Imagine Cup Junior Challenge Hackathon.

By teacher Mariko Ruzsicska 

Gabbi from Changemaker led the event, and the twenty-five Darwin High students were divided into six teams.

Imagine Cup Junior is an exciting opportunity for students aged 13-18 years old to learn about technology and how it can be used to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. It’s a great introduction to technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and cybersecurity.

Our students came up with innovative concepts throughout the hackathons. The Tech for Food team devised a system for monitoring soil health in order to maximise crop yield and reduce food waste in order to address the world's starvation problem. The team: Radiation was the one who came up with the notion of cleaning up nuclear waste. The Year 11 team comes up with the notion of employing AI technology to help people of varied heights reach stuff. 

A group of Year 10 students devised a method to track people's health, with the goal of reducing excessive sugar consumption among teenagers. Another year 10 team devised a system to preserve land from wild boars, which cause millions of dollars in damage each year. 

In the end, the winner was the team: Refugee justice. They devised a system to use several AI technologies to speed up the process and reduce the length of detention.

All teams worked hard to solve various problems with innovative ideas. Well done all.

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