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2015 News in Brief



Clean Earth Hackathon Solves Sustainability Challenges

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From Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, more than 70 members of the MIT and non-MIT communities converged to devise solutions for real-world environmental challenges in the inaugural MIT Clean Earth Hackathon. Sponsored by CEE and the Office of Sustainability at MIT, eight companies challenged the event’s participants with a myriad of sustainability problems. Attendees then broke up into groups according to their desired challenge, worked throughout the weekend to develop  solutions and presented their final product Sunday evening to a panel of judges. “Teams organized themselves around complementary skills and talents,” said CEE Department Head Markus Buehler. “Their solutions epitomized what ‘Big Engineering’ is all about — producing large-scale impact on people and sustainability, covering a spectrum of activities from environment to systems to infrastructure.” Four winning teams were each awarded $1,000. For the full story, please see here.