STEAM Initiative is proud to sponsor and host Space Apps Reno 2017!
Through Space Apps Reno, local space enthusiasts with a wide variety of technical and business skills sets have been participating in NASA’s annual International Space Apps Challenge since 2013. Project teams and volunteer staff work through the marathon 48-hour hackathon, sustained by donations of facilities, supplies and food.
Why Space Apps Reno? According to the World Economic Forum, technology fields—such as engineering, computer science and mathematics—are the runaway leaders on the list of job families on the rise.
About STEAM Initiative and Space Apps Reno
Space Apps Reno is a program of STEAM Initiative, a Reno-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating learning activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. These activities foster creative and analytical skills that are key components of the entrepreneurial mindset and critical to innovation in a global economy. STEAM focuses on projected-oriented and goal-oriented learning, which the Space Apps Challenge hackathon exemplifies.
About International Space Apps Challenge
The annual International Space Apps Challenge hackathon was launched in 2012 as part of NASA’s innovation incubator program, and provides a forum for a two-way technology transfer. NASA technology and data can be commercialized or otherwise applied on Earth, while real-world problems NASA still faces are crowdsourced to Space Apps participants. For more information, see 2017.spaceappschallenge.org.