Helping non-for-profit organisations innovate at hackathons, teaching primary school kids the basics of computer programming, encouraging kids in rural communities to study STEM, and sharing what they know at Meetups and community events - these are just some of the ways DiUS colleagues give back to our community.
Creating shared value
I’d like to tell you about the most recent RHoK project that I’ve been involved with. It has been a very powerful and enriching experience and I’m so proud of the impact we’ve been able to make.
MARVEL aims to be a virtual laboratory for students, teachers and scientists to study and analyse real-life planetary data from Mars-orbiting satellites. Its goal is to create a platform for crowd science to progress Mars scientific discoveries as well as conducting STEM education research.
Our very first Hack Day in October 2013 was a huge success, a lot of fun and generated some great ideas. For our next one–we would focus on Creating Shared Value: hacks that benefit our community and DiUS at the same time.