Scioverflow is a global hackathon that is based in Greater Boston that focuses on enabling high school students to learn more about computer science, biology, and chemistry with an all-inclusive message of "anyone can code" to target underrepresented minorities around the world in the fields of natural sciences and computer to improve diversity in Science and Computer Science spaces. Our team consists of students from both public and private schools across Massachusetts such as Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Worcester Academy, and Phillips Academy.

At Scioverflow, we believe that by providing STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) opportunities, we can help boost interest in fields such as computer science and biology, two fields that are high-paying and important job sectors in today's society.

We are beginners to organizing hackathons but many of us here at Scioverflow have competed in hackathons before and have experience in Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science as many of us will be doing or currently are, internships at prestigious universities across new England such as Brown University and Boston College. We will offer tips in getting these types of research opportunities through workshops and talks by mentors and sponsors such as Tufts University, Wolfram-Alpha, and Amazon Web Services. As well as that, these workshops will be hosted by innovators in the fields of computer science and biochemistry, allowing participants to learn from the best and brightest in these fields.

 

 

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$9,175 in prizes

Wolfram-Alpha Swag

Participants(Wolfram Language) (50)

Wolfram|One includes both Desktop and Cloud access, full access to the Wolfram Language and Knowledgebase, FreeCDF Deployment, 5000 Wolfram|Alpha API calls, 5000 Cloud Credits, 2 installations per user and 2 GB of Cloud Storage. The value of this access is $25.00 per user.

The Wolfram Award - Top 3 Teams (15)

The Wolfram Award for everyone on your top three teams via award letter with a maximum of five individuals per team, or up to fifteen individual participants. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro. The value of each individual award is $375.00.

Repl.it Hacker Plan - All Participants (300)

Each participant of the hackathon will gain access to repl.it's hacker plan. The hacker plan consists of free unlimited multiplayer sessions and free private repls.

1st Place Team Winner - $100 Amazon Gift Card

A $100 Amazon gift card is awarded to the team that places first in the SciOverlow Hackathon.

1st Place Individual Winner - $100 Amazon Gift Card

A $100 Amazon gift card is awarded to the individual that places first in the SciOverlow Hackathon.

*All Participants* - EchoAR Free Business Plan (100)

1-month FREE access to all Business Plan features of the echoAR platform.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any high school student or secondary school student.

Ambitious Middle School students can shoot us an email over at scioverflowcs@gmail.com and we will look over your application and get back to you in a week or two! 

Requirements

A valid submission is a software/hardware project that is produced fully and only during the Scioverflow hackathon. There are no limitations to your project. Follow your imagination!

Make sure to put your team member's names on your project, up to 4 people. 

Your Devpost submission will be posted on our "Submissions" tab once submitted, where others will be able to post reactions and feedback to your project. 

 

Judges

Tomas Maranga

Tomas Maranga

Giovanni Sabatelli

Advikar Ananthkumar

Advikar Ananthkumar

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Presentation

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