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AISD Students to Shed Light on Solutions for Watershed Pollution in Austin

Austin ISD elementary and middle school students will participate in a daylong hackathon to tackle watershed pollution in Austin. The event is hosted by the AISD Science team, in partnership with Jason Learning and the city of Austin Watershed Protection Department.

What: Mentors from AISD, JASON Learning and the city of Austin Watershed Protection Department will guide groups of students as they design practical, actionable solutions using the MIT App Inventor. Students will develop and use their knowledge of computer programming to design and build mobile applications that might generate social awareness about local watershed pollution, provide action steps to curb local watershed pollution and/or track local watershed pollution in Austin. Some students from surrounding districts will participate as well.

When: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

Where: AISD’s Science and Health Resource Center, 305 N. Bluff Drive

For more information, please contact AISD Innovation and Design Specialist Christopher Martell at or call 219-743-3682.