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Make for the Planet
April 21-23, 2017
Washington, D.C.

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The Event: Make for the planet

#Make4thePlanet

If you are you a hacker, coder, maker, engineer, designer, entrepreneur, creative thinker or tinkerer, come celebrate Earth Day weekend 2017 by creating solutions to challenging conservation problems in front of a global audience! Multidisciplinary teams will compete in an on-site event called Make for the Planet over three days of the Smithsonian Institution's Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C. (April 21-23, 2017). Teams will have access to a pop-up maker's space with equipment to create prototypes and models of hardware and/or software solutions to specific conservation problem. Registration is now closed.

 

Where: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.  

When: Morning of April 21 through the afternoon of April 23, 2017 (Agenda TBD).

What: Team competition/hackathon to create hardware and/or software solutions to specific conservation challenges. Teams will also have access to a pop-up maker's space with 3D printers, controllers, sensors, model-making software, and other equipment.

How: Conservation X Labs will send teams a set of predefined conservation challenges two weeks before the event (Friday, April 7th) and global conservation experts will pitch the problems in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 21st to kick-off the event. Teams will have until the morning of April 23rd to create solutions for display in a science-fair setting for viewing by judges, the public, and other Smithsonian Earth Optimism attendees. Solutions must be presented as a physical or digital representation and more than a written explanation or pitch. We expect teams to create solutions for one of the proposed conservation challenges using the equipment provided on-site over rather than bringing a pre-baked solution.    

Who: We will welcome 18 multidisciplinary teams. There are no restrictions on age, occupation, education, or gender. Teams will solve global conservation challenges through creative and transformative solutions that harness emerging science and technology, entrepreneurship, and design.

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We encourage institutions to host your own conservation technology Make for the Planet. If you want to host your own event, sign up here

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Do you want to mentor teams? If you will be in Washington, D.C. April 21-23, and you are an engineer, scientist, or a tech guru, consider signing up HERE to mentor teams

 

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Registration fees for the invited teams will be waived. 

 

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We will update this site with an equipment list, conservation challenges, and more information for the teams closer to Make for the Planet.

Meet the Teams

Entrepreneurship, marketing, social justice advocate, international development, new product development, sculpting, architecture, graphic design, energy modeling, urban design, geospatial analysis, Water Resources, Ecosystems, engineering, emergency medicine, finance.

Entrepreneurship, marketing, social justice advocate, international development, new product development, sculpting, architecture, graphic design, energy modeling, urban design, geospatial analysis, Water Resources, Ecosystems, engineering, emergency medicine, finance.

All In
Melissa Guardaro, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University (ASU)

Jason Sauer, Environmental Life Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, ASU

Alexander Routhier, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, ASU

Yuliya Dzyuban, School of Sustainability, ASU

Marine science and conservation, environmental science, biology, alternative agriculture, CAD design, prototyping, computer science, app development, environmental engineering, rapid prototyping, 3D design, mechanical engineering, robotics.

Marine science and conservation, environmental science, biology, alternative agriculture, CAD design, prototyping, computer science, app development, environmental engineering, rapid prototyping, 3D design, mechanical engineering, robotics.

Atlantic Sturgeon

Candice Sheehan, Mechanical Engineering and Marine Science, Duke University

Jason Wang, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Duke University

Alex Weck, Environmental Engineering, Duke University

Henry Quach, Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Corporate sustainability, climate science, biodiversity conservation, project management, data science, mathematics, machine learning, web services, Information Technology Management, database development, software development, computer science, big data. Image by J_Alves

Corporate sustainability, climate science, biodiversity conservation, project management, data science, mathematics, machine learning, web services, Information Technology Management, database development, software development, computer science, big data. Image by J_Alves

BioDEVersity

Francesca Fernandez, Accenture

Michael Munn, Accenture Analytics

Fode Youla, Accenture

Shannon Barrow, Accenture

 
Sustainable materials through life cycle assessment, prefabrication and modular design, design to use reclaimed materials, productivity studies for deconstruction training, product design, electronics and programming, generative algorithms.

Sustainable materials through life cycle assessment, prefabrication and modular design, design to use reclaimed materials, productivity studies for deconstruction training, product design, electronics and programming, generative algorithms.

CUArch

Bradley Guy, Associate Professor of Practice, School of Architecture + Planning, The Catholic University of America (CUA)

Amiel Lumbre, CUA

Nareg Khachadori, CUA

Brady Abby, CUA

 

 
GIS, Environmental Science & Policy, Software Development, Web Design, Computer Science, data analytics, and BioStatistics.

GIS, Environmental Science & Policy, Software Development, Web Design, Computer Science, data analytics, and BioStatistics.

 

Emission Impossible

Lu Sevier, Booz Allen Hamilton - Software Development

Hannah Dempsey, ORISE intern at EPA

Justin Mezetin, Software Developer

Patrick Drake, Biostatistician Center for Disease Control

Mechanical Engineering, Basic Sensor Design, Marine Science, Autonomous Systems, physiology, electronics and microprocessors (Hardware/wiring, Arduino), MATLAB, QGIS, Theater Studies, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Environmental Sciences, CAD, Arduino, Simulation.

Mechanical Engineering, Basic Sensor Design, Marine Science, Autonomous Systems, physiology, electronics and microprocessors (Hardware/wiring, Arduino), MATLAB, QGIS, Theater Studies, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Environmental Sciences, CAD, Arduino, Simulation.

Green Eggs and Sam

Sam Kelly, Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Ashley Blawas, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Ashley Ericson, Mechanical Engineering, Theater Studies, Duke University

Carmen Hoyt, Marine Science and Conservation Leaders, Duke University

 
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Mining, Unmanned Aircraft Operation, Aviation Safety Analysis, Forestry Conservation & Management, PCB Design/Production & Assembly, CAD/CAM, CNC Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping, Arduino, Machine Learning, Photogrammetry, Image Analysis & Computer Vision, MIG/TIG Welding, Renewable Energy, Data Governance, Emergency Management Planning, Textiles Design and Manufacturing, Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS), User Experience (UX), Customer Experience (CX), Virtual/Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Speechwriting, Policy Formation & Research, Project Management, Event Management, Systems Administrator, Emerging Technologies, Customer Analytics, Market Research, Product Development, Web Design, Database Design and Management, Game Theory.

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Mining, Unmanned Aircraft Operation, Aviation Safety Analysis, Forestry Conservation & Management, PCB Design/Production & Assembly, CAD/CAM, CNC Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping, Arduino, Machine Learning, Photogrammetry, Image Analysis & Computer Vision, MIG/TIG Welding, Renewable Energy, Data Governance, Emergency Management Planning, Textiles Design and Manufacturing, Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS), User Experience (UX), Customer Experience (CX), Virtual/Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Speechwriting, Policy Formation & Research, Project Management, Event Management, Systems Administrator, Emerging Technologies, Customer Analytics, Market Research, Product Development, Web Design, Database Design and Management, Game Theory.

Kontinental Kompaktors

Courtney Greenley, Social Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources

Brandon McKee, Special Projects & Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives

Matt Deal, Engineer, MTSI; Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Leadership Fairfax Emerging Leaders Institute

Emily Hanson, Data Governance Lead, Columbia Sportswear; DGIQ, PROSCI

Sustainable Solutions, Conservation, Tropical Ecology, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Mechanical Engineering, sustainability, Team Principal of a Formula SAE racecar team, web development, coding, manufacturing engineer.

Sustainable Solutions, Conservation, Tropical Ecology, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Mechanical Engineering, sustainability, Team Principal of a Formula SAE racecar team, web development, coding, manufacturing engineer.

 

Meghan Tierney, Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Dana Paz, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Erin Wallin, Epic Systems

Micaela Connors, Computer Sciences & Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mechanical engineering, visual arts, electrical engineering, computer engineering, robotics, 3D CAD, human-wildlife interactions, invasive species, drones.

Mechanical engineering, visual arts, electrical engineering, computer engineering, robotics, 3D CAD, human-wildlife interactions, invasive species, drones.

PAW2017

Henrik Cox, Mechanical Engineering and Visual Arts, Duke University

Kelsey Evezich, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Steven Burcat, Mechanical Engineering and Economics, Duke University

Jacob Baca, Duke University

 

 
 
Microbial ecology, environmental policy, sustainable agriculture, disease and climate change, air quality, water supply and reuse, vaccinations, and nutrition.

Microbial ecology, environmental policy, sustainable agriculture, disease and climate change, air quality, water supply and reuse, vaccinations, and nutrition.

 

Quad Delts

Linh Anh Cat, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California-Irvine

Rhea Dorris, Kimley Horn and Associates

Kristi Ray, Nova Southeastern University, NASA

Lauren Shum, Electrical and Computer Engineering | Energy Engineering, Duke University

Physics, mechanical engineering, sustainability, communication, Computer Science, and Biological Sciences.

Physics, mechanical engineering, sustainability, communication, Computer Science, and Biological Sciences.

Sun Devils for Sustainability

Tyler Dolyniuk, Civil Engineering and Business Management, ASU

Abrahm Coury, Barrett the Honors College, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, ASU

Mahinalani Wing, Barrett the Honors College, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU

SiennaRae Walker, Mechanical Engineering, Barrett Honors College, ASU

Anthropology, Archeology, Genetic Algorithms, Systems Theory, Software development, data visualization, applied machine learning, GIS, human centered design, software development, sensors, low-cost technology development.

Anthropology, Archeology, Genetic Algorithms, Systems Theory, Software development, data visualization, applied machine learning, GIS, human centered design, software development, sensors, low-cost technology development.

Team Hephaestus

Stew Stremel, Entrepreneur, Ligtwell.biz

Jeff Davis, Entrepreneur

Bob Vogt, Software developer

 
We are skilled in engineering disciplines such as robotics, Computer Science, machine learning, mechanical engineering, rapid prototyping, and conservation technology. These support our skills in ecology & wildlife conservation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable energy.

We are skilled in engineering disciplines such as robotics, Computer Science, machine learning, mechanical engineering, rapid prototyping, and conservation technology. These support our skills in ecology & wildlife conservation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable energy.

Team Red Panda

Peter Moran, Electrical Engineering, Duke University

Matt Snider, Ecology & Wildlife Conservation, North Carolina State University

Adam Cullen, Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Anna Miyajima, Computer Science, Duke University

Engineering management, biomedical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, vaccine research, sustainable urban development, and renewable energy systems.

Engineering management, biomedical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, vaccine research, sustainable urban development, and renewable energy systems.

The Brothers from Barrett

Cameron Starostecki, Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Management, ASU

Zachary Kalinowski, Biomedical Engineering, ASU

Aaron Schierbrock, Aerospace Engineering, ASU

Joseph Briones, Computer Science and Pre-Med, ASU

Mechanical Engineering (Energy & Environment), Art, Design, Sustainability, Mathematics, Physics, Construction, Plumbing, Mechanics, Chemistry, Psychology

Mechanical Engineering (Energy & Environment), Art, Design, Sustainability, Mathematics, Physics, Construction, Plumbing, Mechanics, Chemistry, Psychology

The Mighty Morphin Innovators

Aleah Deptula, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy (SEMTE), Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), ASU

Hunter Talbo, SEMTE, EPICS, ASU

Briana Avila, Psychology, ASU

Isabel Villasenor, SEMTE, Chemical Engineering, ASU

 
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Data Science, Data Engineering, GIS, Full Stack Web Development, Software Product Management, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Geophysics, Remote Sensing Networks, Robotics, Satellite Telemetry, Rapid Prototyping, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Device-Sensor Design, Big Data Analysis, Motion-Tracking, Image Processing, Socioeconomic Analysis.

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Data Science, Data Engineering, GIS, Full Stack Web Development, Software Product Management, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Geophysics, Remote Sensing Networks, Robotics, Satellite Telemetry, Rapid Prototyping, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Device-Sensor Design, Big Data Analysis, Motion-Tracking, Image Processing, Socioeconomic Analysis.

The TerraMedics

Leila Hadj-Chikh, Dunbar Security Solutions

Ali Bhalloo, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, ASU

Kevin Nikolaus, IRIS PASSCAL, Polar Field Engineer

Deepak Sathyanarayan, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Engineers Without Borders ASU Chapter, ASU Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), programming, team and project management, mathematics, chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, urban planning, Russian language, indigenous methods of architecture and construction, communications, ecological & environmental design, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, sustainability.

Engineers Without Borders ASU Chapter, ASU Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), programming, team and project management, mathematics, chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, urban planning, Russian language, indigenous methods of architecture and construction, communications, ecological & environmental design, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, sustainability.

Three Engineers and a Planner

Jesus Gomez, Computer Science, ASU

Luis Cervantes, Chemical Engineering, ASU

Oscar-Armando Orozco, Architecture, ASU

Paulina Gomez, Biomedical Engineering, ASU

 

 

Agent-based modeling, coding, design, conservation, computer programming, 3D modeling and laser cutting, video shoot and production, Javascript, Conservation Education and Development, Arduino & P5.js, data visualization, International Relations.

Agent-based modeling, coding, design, conservation, computer programming, 3D modeling and laser cutting, video shoot and production, Javascript, Conservation Education and Development, Arduino & P5.js, data visualization, International Relations.

Wild Hoyas

Lauren Neville, Communications, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University

Chen Shen, Communications, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University

Ruizhong Li, Communications, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University

Atina Karim, Communications, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University

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