HexLabs presents Catalyst, a day of STEM-related activities directed toward high school students all throughout Georgia! We hope to see you on Saturday, April 9th at Georgia Tech! This will be an opportunity for participants to:
If so, you're still able to participate in the event! Each year, GT students volunteer as mentors to help facilitate the projects and activities included in each available track. This is an opportunity for you to directly interact with high school students across Georgia, provide helpful knowledge to aspiring minds, and share your passion for computer science and engineering. The core responsibilities of mentors include:
Mentor registration is opening soon!
Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to follow one of four tracks:Web Development, Product Development & Entrepreneurship, Data Science & AI, or Cybersecurity. Each track consists of interactive workshops and curriculum that encourages students to think critically and creatively. Additionally, there will be opportunities for students to engage and connect with various industry professionals and college students. We want to show high school students the value of computer science, which is why we are providing all of the resources you'll need to get started!
We are introducing a cohort program that extends the vision of our Catalyst learn-a-thon. A select group of students will have the opportunity to join the Catalyst Cohort. Those who join the cohort will have a two-month immersive introductory STEM experience in web development before our learn-a-thon event! In addition to the extended exploration into web development, students will have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities, like field trips, office visits, and campus tours, for insight into professional and academic possibilities. Cohort members will also have access to and work with HexLabs mentors to complete a unique personal project!
You can apply for the cohort when completing registration!
Students will be given the opportunity to host their websites via GitHub Pages and learn about the basics of how websites function and interact with the world
Have you ever wondered how we protect our information on the Internet? If so, the cybersecurity track is right for you! In the cybersecurity track, students will have the ability to learn more about authentication, protocols, Linux, and more! Additionally, students will get exposure to some of the basics behind ethical hacking and even get the opportunity to dabble in cryptography. After this experience, students will have exposure to the basic cybersecurity protocols used in our everyday lives.
Do you ever wonder how things like Netflix recommendations and Spotify playlists are made? Are you a technical person and like learning about what goes on in the background? If so, you should consider the ML track!
In this track, you will learn how concepts like Data Science and AI come together to create Machine Learning based products! Things like data integration, learning models, and information recognition will become much less foreign to you after going through this track.
Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business? Are you a creative thinker and a problem solver? Then the Product Development and Entrepreneurship track is for you!
With this track you will be able to brainstorm products, work around the risks that go into creating a new product and simulate the process of product creation from ideation to execution. You will see the versatility of computer science and how it intertwines with the business world.
Catalyst will be accepting walk-in admissions. Registration is not required, so bring your friends! See you at The Klaus Advanced Computing Building on Georgia Tech's campus on Saturday, April 9th at 8am!
|8:30 AM||Klaus Parking Deck||Drop Off|
|8:30 AM||Klaus 1443||Mentor Check-in and Briefing|
|9:30 AM||Klaus Atrium||Opening Ceremony|
|10:00 AM||Klaus Classrooms||Track Block 1|
|11:30 AM||Klaus Atrium||Lunch and Panel|
|12:30 PM||Klaus Classrooms||Track Block 2|
|2:00 PM||Klaus Atrium||Exploration Fair|
|3:00 PM||Klaus Classrooms||Track Block 3|
|4:00 PM||Klaus Atrium||Dinner|
|5:00 PM||Klaus Atrium||Closing Ceremony|
|6:30 PM||Klaus Atrium||Pick Up|
Email us at [email protected] and we'll be happy to help!