A week-long technology
camp for Bahamian students in grades 9-12,
accepted teens learned from highly qualified STEM
instructors, entrepreneurs and professionals from
the United States and the Bahamas. Students applied
this knowledge to developing technology solutions to
challenges facing their communities and their
country. On the final day of the camp, the students
presented their projects, along with detailed business
plans, to a panel of distinguished judges.
Since 2014, STEMBoard has delivered quality STEM programming to the Bahamas. Our students represent the best and brightest, who go on to pursue degrees in technical fields and found startups.
“Hack<IT> Bahamas 2015, in one word, was amazing. Approaching the camp, we didn’t really
know what to expect. In fact, Charisma Clarke, our Chief Design Officer
fellow group member, recalls saying that he was ‘just along for the ride’.
Little did we know, the camp was going to be such an innovative, engaging
life changing experience. In retrospect, Hack 2015 was an opportunity
that simply couldn't be passed up. Firstly, the facilities chosen to host the
camp and the materials use
to engage the campers were wonderful.”
The Motivated, Enthusiastic, Teenage, Scientists (M.E.T.S)
2015 Hack<IT> Winners
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.