Luke Sinlinski, a grade eight student from Carbon School competed in Hackathon 2019 sponsored by Emerging Agriculture in Saskatoon. Luke and his partner won the Macgyver Award.
"On Friday night, 13-year-old Luke pitched a problem: how do we get more kids involved in AgTech? A rural student himself, he notes the limited accessibility that rural kids have to learn how to code, or to learn about farming. Together, Megan and Luke proposed an online and real-life program called the STEAM Box, which provides both young people and seniors with the opportunity to be involved with technology and/or agriculture. Through the use of a Venn diagram, Luke and Megan described how seniors have a wealth of wisdom and experience, while young people are curious and eager to learn; these age groups overlap in the way that they can be easily overwhelmed, new to technology, and require hands-on delivery of information. The STEAM Box program provides forums, mentoring, real-life meet-ups, work experience, online learning resources, games, and YouTube videos to introduce young and old people alike to the world of technology in agriculture, allowing them to apply their skills outside of a farm setting."
Check out photos at https://www.emergingagriculture.org/copy-of-2018.