MARCH

7-9

2023 HACKATHON

PRODUCED BY

ROCKY HILL
COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

2023 TOPIC: HEALTH

United Nations Goal for Sustainable Development 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

The world needs innovative solutions to a myriad of challenges threatening the health and well-being of citizens around the globe. This year, students in grades PreK through 12 will collaborate to develop cutting-edge designs addressing health challenges in our community, our nation, and our world!

WHO?

In 2023, Hack for Global Good welcomes students in Lower, Middle, and Upper School!  All working together to identify a solution to UN Goal 3: Global Health and Wellbeing. No prior Hackathon experience required.

WHERE?

Rocky Hill Country Day School.

THE PITCH

Teams have just 5 minutes to present and share on stage using PowerPoint, video, posters, art, music, a physical prototype, a working model, 3D rendering, or any other method to explain their idea/solution.

Teams must be ready to clearly articulate the following before a panel of industry Judges:

1. The Problem
2. The Solution
3. The Impact

THE AGENDA

Tuesday, March 7

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Kickoff Event: Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker - Dr. Daniel Roxbury

Dr. Roxbury is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island (URI) where he leads the URI NanoBio Engineering Laboratory. Work in his laboratory focuses on the development of wearable sensing textiles with encapsulated nanosensors for the detection of wound and stress biomarkers.

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Groups Hack (Focus Areas: Empathize and Define)

Wednesday, March 8

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Introduce Mentors

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Teams Hack / Mentors Support (Focus Areas: Ideate and Prototype)

Thursday, March 9

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Pitching 101 Session with Jessica Bradley and Melissa Sardelli

Jessica Bradley is Marketing Director at Ortho Rhode Island. Melissa Sardelli is WPRI's Pinpoint Traffic Anchor and Reporter.

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Teams Hack (Focus Area: Testing and Pitching)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Faculty Hack Teams Pitch Competition

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Hacking Continues

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dinner

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Pitch Event

3 Winning Categories

Moonshot Idea

The “Moonshot Idea” award is given to the team with the most audacious and groundbreaking idea, impacting RI and the world (does not have to be possible in the immediate present). This teams shoots for the moon!

Global Impact

The “Global Impact” award is given to the team that presents a bold and broad solution, capable of impacting the most amount of people on planet earth.

Best Pitch

The “Best Pitch” award goes to the team that best articulates the problem, identifies a clear solution, and delivers a powerful presentation or “pitch” to the Judges.

3 Winning Categories

Moonshot Idea

The “Moonshot Idea” award is given to the team with the most audacious and groundbreaking idea, impacting RI and the world (does not have to be possible in the immediate present). This teams shoots for the moon!

Prizes

Winners of the Moonshot Award demonstrate the audacity to “shoot for the moon.” In recognition of their “out of this world” work, winners will get to see the moon (and stars) up close during a field trip to the Frosty Dew Observatory & Science Center in Charlestown, RI on a Friday evening of the winning team’s choosing.

Global Impact

The “Global Impact” award is given to the team that presents a bold and broad solution, capable of impacting the most amount of people on planet earth.

Prizes

Winners of the Global Impact Award develop a bold and broad solution with the potential to impact people across the globe. In recognition of their globally minded solution, winners will engage in the “How Do You See the World?” exhibit at the Mapparium in Boston, Massachusetts on a day of their choosing. The “How Do You See the World?” exhibits, “are designed to spark curiosity, raise thought-provoking questions, and inspire deep, critical thinking about how we can cultivate progress locally and globally, in our own lives and in our communities.”

Best Pitch

The “Best Pitch” award goes to the team that best articulates the problem, identifies a clear solution, and delivers a powerful presentation or “pitch” to the Judges.

Prizes

Winners of the Best Pitch Award demonstrate the ability to wow our judges with their powerful presentation. In recognition of their outstanding public speaking skills, winners will receive tickets to TEDx URI 2023: The Creative Spark on April 1, 2023. According to the TEDx URI webpage, “TEDxURI brings big ideas to the world stage through the inspirational voices of our community and beyond. Our speakers challenge us to think bigger than ourselves, participate in shaping the future, and do our part in protecting the planet. Our mission is to honor these ideas, and share powerful stories of imagination, innovation, and integrity that will inspire others to Think Big.”

There were an estimated 241 million malaria
cases
worldwide in 2020.  This represents about
14 million more cases compared with 2019

UN GLOBAL GOAL 3
Progress: Infectious Diseases.

HACK STUDENT LEADERS

Jayci Izzi

Event Director

Lexi Cote

Event Co-Chair

Cole Brown

Event Co-Chair

Alex Lehouiller

Co-Chair
Production

Katie O'Neil

Co-Chair
Production

Jillian Pogacar

Co-Chair
Marketing

Cece Tamburini

Co-Chair
Marketing

Ben Lawson

Co-Chair
Biz Dev

Hadley Wheeler

Co-Chair
Biz Dev

Carter Holubesko

Co-Chair
Tech+UX

Sea Liu

Co-Chair
Tech+UX

Koray Kokturk

Co-Chair
Tech+UX

SPEAKERS

Jessica Bradley

Marketing Director
Ortho Rhode Island

Dr. Daniel Roxbury

Associate Professor 
Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Rhode Island

Melissa Sardelli

Pinpoint Traffic Anchor
and Reporter / WPRI

JUDGES

Amy Biaigoni

Science & Engineering Teacher 
Exeter-West Greenwich
High School

Tuni Schartner

RI’s Economic Gardener
TS Consulting/The Hive RI

Kristin Urbach

Executive Director
NK Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Wilhelm

Founder / CEO
Infused Innovations

MENTORS

Aimee Brewer

CEO Sturdy Health

JoAnn DiCenso, RN

Registered Nurse
Specialty in Med Surgical and Internal Medicine

Megumi Monaghan

Registered Nurse
Rhode Island Hospital

Holly O’Neil

Registered Nurse
Rhode Island Hospital

Troy Peck, Esq.

Manager of Value Based Contracting and Oversight Neighborhood Health Plan
of Rhode Island

Rhaea Nicole Photopoulos DNP, MS, MSN, APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Entrepreneur
MGB – Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Amy Salamone

STEAM(M) Coordinator
Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College

Dr. Dana Siperstein

Psychiatrist
Blossom Health

Kristie Stark

Creative Director
Stark Group

Amy Salamone

STEAM(M) Coordinator
Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College

Dr. Dana Siperstein

Psychiatrist
Blossom Health

Kristie Stark

Creative Director
Stark Group

RHCD MENTORS

Stephanie Cruff

2nd Grade Teacher
RHCD

Scott Dollen

Humanities Teacher
RHCD

Traci Fairchild

Director of Counseling
and Wellness
RHCD

Ian Green

Humanities Department Chair
RHCD

Aquila Harper

Seminar Teacher
RHCD

Alex Nunnelly

Spanish Teacher
RHCD

James Pinkham

Director of Enrollment Management
RHCD

Belinda Snyman

Humanities Teacher
RHCD

Brady Wheatley

Head of Upper School
RHCD

James Pinkham

Director of Enrollment Management
RHCD

Belinda Snyman

Humanities Teacher
RHCD

Brady Wheatley

Head of Upper School
RHCD

H4GG FACULTY LEADERSHIP TEAM

Elaine Bernardino

World Languages
Department Chair
RHCD

Meg Getsinger

Visual Arts Department Chair
RHCD

Wendy Gustavel

Librarian & Instructional Facilitator
RHCD

Ariana Viola

MS/US Math Teacher
RHCD

HACK GALLERY