Erie Hack Looks to Technology, Entrepreneurs for Potential Solutions to Challenges

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Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes and faces a number of challenges to its well being going forward. But what if you could help prevent a toxic algae bloom with just a smartphone app? Or clean up pollution with a robot?  Those are some of the ideas that teams are working on as part of the first ever Erie Hack competition.  The event seeks to find technology-based solutions to water-related problems.  Building off AquaHacking events held in  Canada and Europe, the concept is now being used here and focused first on Lake Erie. 


Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder; Founding Director; Experiential Learning Center for Entrepreneurship and Civil Engagement, University of Akron  
Bryan Stubbs, Executive Director, Cleveland Water Alliance  
Danny Kilkenny, Hydrosense, Erie Hack Finalist 
Elizabeth Miller, Reporter, Great Lakes Today 

For More Information:

Erie Hack Website
Erie Hack Finals & Water Summit Details
High School Hack-a-thon


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