2021 PEO York Chapter

Hackathon - Future City Project Winners

The Result for the Hackathon - Future City Competition are as follows:

Top 3 in the Senior Level:

First Place

Tower Engineering (Sanjay Mohanakumar, Thuwaraka Mohanakumar)

Title: Ignite the Night
Main Idea: intelligent street lighting system

YouTube Link to the Presentation: https://youtu.be/WaOqfQluhcY


Second Place

In the Clouds (Emma Pollett & Saher Rashid)

Title: The future of transportation in developing cities
Main Idea: to effectively integrate multiple forms of road, road dividers, stacked roars technology to ensure efficient and fast travel for those in the city.

YouTube Link to the Presentation: https://youtu.be/SAeduVnRAw4 


Third Place

STAJ (Stephen Zhuang, Thivya Prakash, Andrea Leung, James Yu)

Title: Carbon Neutral Bus Stop
Main Idea: Bus stop with water collection, sink , Heating, Solar panel, and Community wall

YouTube Link to the Presentation: https://youtu.be/VuldTTmBvF8 


Top 3 in the Junior Level:

First Place

Mamawi (Layth Enarson El Zaim, Ruqaiya Fatima, Aishwarya Tandon, Ryan Gao)

Title: Snow Removal Using Geothermal Energy
Main Idea: The project generates electricity using geothermal energy and cycles it through an internet of heating wires installed underneath roads and sidewalks to melt snow and ice.

YouTube Link to the Presentation: https://youtu.be/xzOskvZtt1A


Second Place

Inter-perfection (Elaine Zhou, Karanveer Anand, Maha Ahmed, Rolex Austin)

Main Idea: design the perfect intersections and experience for all the people of Queensville

YouTube Link to the Presentation: https://youtu.be/ljEpQdzXkRI 


Third Place

Ambvenalyn (Ehvena Lam, Amber Chow, Evelyn Wong)

Title: Smart Freshcan
Main Idea: implementing trashcans using robots for separating different materials from each other and washing the plastic so that factories can recycle it rather than throw it away, using basic gadgets to improve the trash can such as odor eliminating air fresheners, indicators showing the trash levels, trash compressors and a durable shell.

YouTube Link to the Presentation: https://youtu.be/JXnsCwbSBF8



National Engineering Month - Hackathon - Future City

Date: From March 5th to 28th, 2021

Location: Zoom

Student Team Registration: https://peoyork2020futurecity.eventbrite.ca


Students from grades 7 to 12 will present solutions to challenges in developing a modern city and present their ideas using a physical or virtual prototype in a short video. Students will form teams of 1 to 4 to research ideas, receive mentorship, and present ideas to city planners over two weeks. Students may prepare physical prototypes using crafting material or use free online collaborative design tools such as ThinkerCAD or AutoCAD to draw their 3D design.

There are two levels: Junior (Gr.7-9) and Senior (Gr.10-12)
The top three teams in each level will receive a $100 gift card

Event Breakdown:

March 5th Agenda
12:00 p.m - 1-page proposal submission & Feedback
4:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m - Kickoff event
The Kickoff Event is jointly hosted by National Engineering Month and PEO York Chapter.
Our guest speaker is Steve Sutherland from Trellis Transit (http://trellistransit.com), who is an autonomous transportation system engineer. He will talk about a futuristic transportation system and how 3D computer aid design software is used in his work.
The registration is free and open to the public. Parents and those interested in future cities are welcome to join.
Kickoff Event Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqfuitqz8oGNA83NZlW0f3GWUF-FuTCcOF

Kickoff Event Schedule
4:30 - 4:35 Welcome and Introduction
4:35 - 5:05 Guest Speaker Presentation
5:05 - 5:20 Competition rule
5:20 - 5:30 Q&A

March 7th Agenda
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ThinkerCAD Workshop
Introduction to ThinkerCAD
Location: Zoom

March 7th - 19th
The student prepares drawing & presentation
The student prepares recorded presentation and editing

March 19th Agenda - Submission deadline
Student's video submission and a 1-page summary plus reference

March 19th - 27th - Judges Evaluation

March 27th Agenda - Interactive session
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m - Project presentation, Q&A & Project evaluation

March 28th Agenda - ranking announcement
The ranking will be posted on peoyork.com
Prizes will be sent to the email associated with the tickets.


Daniel Cho, EIT.
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PEO York Chapter