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Student Hackathon puts the Focus on Renewable Energy


Peterborough, ON (November 1, 2023) – Eight teams from three local high schools put their innovation and creativity to the test during the Renewable Energy Hackathon at Fleming College on October 21.

Sixteen students in grades 10 through 12 were tasked with building wind turbines, keeping a focus on renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Working tirelessly throughout the day, teams were tasked with designing and building cutting-edge wind turbines, showcasing how their fresh perspectives and unique ideas could help harness the power of green energy.

Students also got a chance to hear from keynote speaker Liz Kassab, Fleming College’s Dean of School of Trades and Technology and School of Business and Information Technology.

Each windmill was judged by representatives from the Peterborough chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario and the Peterborough chapter of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

The team from Adam Scott Collegiate took first place, winning $400. The second, third and fourth place teams secured prizes of $300, $200 and $100.

The Hackathon was part of EaRTH District’s Switch program sponsored by Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) and was run through Fleming’s Centre for Advancement of Mechatronics and the Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) in collaboration with Trent University’s Office of Research and Innovation.

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