SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 2 day “Hackathon” at Springfield Technical Community College is helping students apply their majors in a fun and applicable way.
During the “Lifehack 2016”, students learned about computer programming and coding. Students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM, used technology to “hack” life’s common problems.
STEM director Dr. Felicia Griffin-Fennell told 22News it teaches lessons that help get students ready for the real world.
Felicia Griffin-Fennell said, “We are giving the students an opportunity to learn about programming, group work, and how to present in a very fun and novel way.”
24 students participated, and Griffin-Fennell told 22News they did not need to have a science background to participate.