What IS Hack<it> ?
Back for the sixth year, this transformative program will provide 50 Bahamian public and private school students from over five islands with six days of hands-on STEM instruction. Focused on computer engineering and technology entrepreneurship, the camp will give each student an opportunity apply their knowledge to an issue of great social impact within the Caribbean and compete for a grand prize.
Creating a wave of innovation
FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
Hack<it> is a Free, Weeklong, STEM Technology Camp For Students in 9-12 Grades.</it>
Students receive hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of computer science and electrical engineering
develop technology solutions to challenges facing their communities and their
country within an entrepreneurial framework.
present their projects to a panel of distinguished judges, and the winning
team and receive cash prizes.
Students Compete For Funding To Make Their Design Project A Reality.
“Not only has Hack<it> and STEMBoard broadened my
view on the various jobs and work aerospace engineers
can acquire, they have given me the great opportunity to
branch out and meet a great astronaut, Scott Kelly.”
- Davey, Student
“It is our esteemed pleasure to thank you, Aisha and the
STEMBoard team for affording our daughter Kayla Bain
of Nassau Bahamas to be a part of such an innovative,
motivational, educational, fundamental program such as
Hack<it> Bahamas 2016.”
- Mr. & Mrs. Makeba R Bain, Parents
Founder and CEO, STEMBoard
Aisha Bowe is a former NASA rocket scientist, motivational speaker and the founder and CEO of STEMBoard. As an aerospace engineer who started her degree with pre-algebra in a community college, Aisha is passionate about empowering students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).A serial entrepreneur, Aisha also created LINGO, a self-paced coding kit that empowers students to learn technical concepts at-home.. LINGO is currently used by over 5,000 students worldwide.Bowe holds a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan
Dr. Jarvis Sulcer
V.P Education and Outreach, STEMBoard
Dr. Sulcer brings a decades-long track record of success as an expert in education, entrepreneurship and engineering in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Formerly, he was the founder of XCEL Educational Services and most recently served as president/chief education officer for the Level Playing Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Southern University and a doctorate in nuclear science and engineering from Cornell University
Dr. Gamaliel Cherry
Director of Academic Engagement, STEMBoard
With nearly a decade of experience in education and human resources, Dr. Gamaliel Cherry leads STEMBoard’s relationships with its academic partners. Dr. Cherry is a project manager
for the aerospace education project at NASA's Langley Research Center, where he also helped develop curricula for its distance-learning program. Gamaliel, a U.S. citizen, holds a Ph.D. in instructional design and technology from Old Dominion University, from which he also holds a master’s degree in education.
Lead Project Manager, STEMBoard
Erika is lead project manager at STEMBoard. She brings to Hack a
commitment to engineering and education, having managed technical projects in both private and public sectors. Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanicalengineering from Southern University A&M College and a master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University..
Caribbean Innovation Ventures
Sonja Sulcer is the founder of Caribbean Innovation Ventures. Sonja is passionate about inspiring individuals from the Caribbean diaspora to maximize their potential as innovators and entrepreneurs. She designs, develops and manages innovation and entrepreneurship training programs for an international audience at Stanford University.