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SMASH UC Davis Summer Hackathon

#SMASHDavisHacks brings together sixty high school students from SMASH UC Davis (Summer Math and Science Honors) to solve environmental sustainability challenges in less than 24 hours. Scholars bring their innovation and vision to environmental issues brought to the table by our industry partners at this exciting idea incubator.

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Teams of five student scholars will compete for $1,000 in prizes at this intensive, solution-oriented event working on innovative solutions to environmental sustainability. SMASH scholars will come together as computer developers, designers and engineers to prototype software solutions.


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Technical and ideation mentors from AT&T, LPFI and UC Davis will facilitate each team. Winning ideas can range from mobile applications, web-based tools and cloud networking to virtual reality environments. Following a day of intensive hacking, teams will pitch their solutions to a panel of judges.


Learn about SMASH


SMASH is recognized by the University of California as a college preparatory program.

Site Director, Dr. Rosalyn Clark
Site Program Coordinator, Malaysia Guzman
164 Orchard Park Blvd. #168
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Level Playing Field Institute

Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) is a research-driven nonprofit that is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation. The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) is recognized as one of the country’s most effective educational models in helping low-income high school students of color pursue and persist in STEM fields in college and career. This three-year program provides rigorous STEM course studies, college prep courses and access to STEM role models and peers. A hallmark of the program is its five-week summer residential program where students have an opportunity to live and study on the campuses of one of LPFI’s partner universities, including UC Davis.