NASA Hackathon

Ladies performing for audience. (State Dept.)A group of university students and other guests representing Nicaraguan universities and the private sector were dozens of the more than 12000 participants in NASA’s annual Space Apps Challenge.  The event, sponsored by UAM and the US Embassy, and held at the Centro Cultural Nicaraguense Norteamericano highlighted the importance of science for education.

The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges.  The winners took on the space motion challenge and the runner ups the forest monitor mapping challenge.  Both projects will be sent to NASA for their review.

People seated. (State Dept.)