What is Science Hack Day?

Science Hack Day is an event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within just a few hours. Attendees organically form multidisciplinary teams over the weekend. Science Hack Day is inherently about mashing up ideas, mediums, industries and people to create sparks for future ideas, collaborations and inspirations to launch from. The mission of Science Hack Day is simply to get excited and make things with science.  Designers, developers, writers, janitors, scientists, mechanics and people from any background are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity. The event is entirely free to attend, organized by volunteers, and pizza/snacks will be provided. Check out the video in the Temp Drive under the folder “12/2/18 Fun Event at Crary Library! Open Invite” to see what the event is like.

When + Where

Sunday, December 2 in the McMurdo Crary Library

11:00 Welcome & Intro to Science Hack Day
11:30 Five-minute Lightning Talks
• “McMurdo Dry Valley Lake Level Rise – what does it mean and who cares?
Jill Mikucki, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Peter Doran, Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University; TJ Rogers, Graduate Student University of Tennessee, Department of Microbiology (Mikucki Lab).
• “Weather Data at McMurdo
Tim Lynch, GHG
• “Under the Sea Ice
Britney Schmidt, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
• “Data Visualization Tools
Debbie Zamd, Project Coordinator, PAE
• “Mapping and Map Resources
Cole Kelleher, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota
11:45 One-minute Lightning Pitches – optionally pitch your idea or useful resource 
12:00 Hacking begins!
17:00 Demo your hack in 5 minutes
18:00 Winning teams award ceremony

Pizza, coffee, and snacks provided.


Check out the FAQ section. Still have questions? Email Ariel Waldman (W-220-M) at ariel@sciencehackday.org