Reinvented Magazine Presents

Reinvent-a-thon

A free competition filled with speakers, STEM activities and a mentorship program!

Register from

March 22th - May 19th

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Reinvent-a-thon

Reinvented's 2nd Birthday Celebration

 Reinvent-a-thon is a month-long event set to take place in May and June to celebrate Reinvented’s 2nd birthday. The celebration consists of a competition, STEM enrichment activities, and a mentorship program.

All participants will receive a free swag bags shipped directly to your house, which will include Reinvent-a-thon themed goodies!

Additionally, all participants will be invited to our STEM enrichment activities, and will also find mentors through our mentorship program. To learn more about each of these elements, keep scrolling! 

Competition

The competition will take place in two categories.

Hover below each to learn more!

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STEM-specific

In this category, participants develop apps, research projects, and other technical solutions to real-world problems.

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General

In this category, participants tackle projects related to the representation of women in STEM answering our mission statement: Reinventing the General Perception of Women in STEM.

All projects must have been developed during the Reinvent-a-thon time period (sorry, no old projects allowed!). However, projects need not be complete by the submission deadline—we encourage you to submit prototypes that you may continue to develop after the event.

 
 

 As a mentor, you'll have the chance to impact inspiring youth with their project submissions. Mentors are responsible for helping their respective mentees with any questions they have regarding their projects on a regular basis. In addition, mentors are also welcome to provide professional development advice to their mentees if they feel comfortable (helping update resumes, interview tips, etc.).

 

Mentorship Program

 

Schedule

March 22th
Registration Opens
May 19th
Registration Closes
May 20th
Competition Begins, Submissions Open
June 24th
Last day to Submit A Project 
Week of June 27th
Winner Announced

Our 
Speakers

 

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Gracie Ermi
May 27th @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST
Computer Science 

Computer Scientist Gracie Ermi builds technology platforms that just might help save our planet! Her work focuses specifically on protecting endangered animals like sharks, elephants, and killer whales. Gracie works at Vulcan Inc. in Seattle, WA where she builds machine learning technology - training computers to do the most tedious aspects of conservation work so that experts can focus on more important tasks. Gracie holds both a B.S. and a M.S. in computer science from Western Washington University. In her free time, she loves knitting, spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks, reading, and getting outside in the incredible Pacific Northwest. 

Kera Gautreau
May 22 @ 12pm PST / 3pm EST
Earth / Environmental Science

Kera Gautreau is an earth scientist, consultant, and project manager who advises domestic and international clients in the energy industry on regulatory and compliance certifications, audits, and independent evaluations that are recognized by financial institutions, government agencies, markets, and private investors.  Outside of consulting, Kera is a leader in non-profit program management, and currently chairs the communities council for LEAN IN Energy, an organization dedicated to empowering women and advancing gender equity across the global energy sector.  She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from Louisiana State University.  Kera is a champion for creating positive impact through building strong teams, leading change, and developing innovative solutions and she enjoys inspiring the next generation of diverse STEM leaders to study and protect planet Earth!

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Zahra-Marie Ronizi
May 29th @ 10am PST / 1pm EST
Space

Zahra-Marie Ronizi is a licensed International PADI scuba diver, a 2-time graduate of the United States Space Academy, and a Young Eagle with the EAA training for her Private Pilot’s License. Last month, she was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Advanced Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. This year, Zahra has been conducting research on space surgeries and was nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence by Nobel Prize recipient Mario Capecchi. Zahra was selected to be on the Research Committee for Girls in White Coats, an organization striving for female empowerment in medicine. She is also one of the crew members on an Astronaut Training Expedition taking place in Iceland. She is also set to attend an analog mission in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia with the Mars V company. Since the pandemic hit, Zahra has spoken with over 1,000 students from 10+  countries, striving to motivate her generation to pursue their big dreams. Her mission in life is to show others that with passion, courage, and dedication, no time, age, or fallback can stop someone from achieving their dreams!

Dr. Leanne D. Holder
May 20 @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST
Mathematics

Leanne D. Holder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a master’s and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado – Denver.   She teaches undergraduate courses ranging from calculus to combinatorial structures.  Her research interests are in finite projective geometry and combinatorial structures.  She advises senior theses on a broad range of topics, with past examples being Pascal’s Theorem, blocking sets and graph theory, and constructions of magic squares of odd order.  Dr. Holder gives cryptography lessons to students in local elementary schools and is involved with several annual math competitions for all grade levels. She co-organizes the Rose-Human High School Math Competition and coordinates the state and regional MATHCOUNTS competition for middle school students. She also consults with Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, which annually produces a team-based mathematics competition for 3rd through 8th-grade girls that features questions focused on women of historical significance.  She enjoys helping young people see math through a new lens.     

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Kimberly Fiock
PURE MEDICINE

Kimberly Fiock is a PhD student studying Experimental Pathology. Her research looks at the brain during development and in disease to identify changes in a specific protein called tau. Tau is important for the formation of healthy neurons as the fetal brain develops. When we age, tau can accumulate in cells and cause them to die. Her work tries to better address why tau acts differently in these two cases and how those differences can be used to treat people with diseases like Alzheimer's disease.

June 12th @ 12pm PST / 3pm EST
June 12th @ 3pm PST/6pm EST
Fauzia Amuda
Chemical Engineering

Fauzia Amuda serves on the Board of Directors of The Stem Van, a MA state non-profit organization specialized in demonstrating to the young the importance of pursuing science and technology education. Fauzia is also a Career Resource Guide Creator and Contributor at Nontraditional College Success, a WA state non-profit organization.  She currently works as a Process Engineer at Pyramid Consulting Inc.
Fauzia is passionate about educating, mentoring, and guiding. She previously served as a competition Judge for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and as a multicultural achievement peer program mentor with her Alma mater. 
Fauzia holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Biological Engineering option; and a minor in German studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell). 
Fauzia is an active member of the ISPE-Boston area chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical engineering where she serves on the Women in Pharma Leadership team as well as the ISPE-Boston, Boston region Moai co-lead.

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Our 
Judges

 

Rose Waugh
SPACE

Rose is currently in her third year of a PhD in astrophysics at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on modeling the magnetic fields of low mass stars, like our Sun. Prior to her PhD she completed a masters degree in theoretical physics (also at the University of St Andrews!). Outside of research, she sits on the school Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee and is a firm believer that STEM is for everyone regardless of their gender, race, sexuality, disabilities etc, but that as a community we must work to make workplaces more accessible for everyone in order to diversify. She is an award winning science communicator who hopes to inspire underrepresented groups into physics and often tries to express astrophysics through art making it appear less scary & more accessible!

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Danielle Delpiano
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Danielle DelPiano is a new grad from the University of Connecticut where she obtained a degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. At the University of Connecticut, she conducted independent research on the change in environmental justice overtime and frequently advocates for the eradication of environmental injustice across the United States. Danielle is an avid leader in UConn’s annual Women in Engineering Day, and encourages young woman to pursue paths in STEM by leading by example. She loves to be creative in engineering and add her own flare to anything she can, she can’t wait to see the personal touches everyone brings to Reinvent-a-thon!

Mary Karroqe
COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mary Karroqe is an Associate Consultant at Red Hat, where she guides her clients into embracing the power of open source technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from New York University and has experience coding for robotics, aerospace, and education. She loves that consulting combines her passions for teaching and programming and allows her to explore the intersections of computer science with new fields. She got her start coding at Girls Who Code and is so grateful to the communities of women in STEM that have and continue to shape her; she can't wait to see what everyone will create at the Reinvent-a-thon!

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Sponsors

GOLD

In a fast moving and increasingly complex world, L3Harris is anticipating and rapidly responding to challenges with agile technology – creating a safer world and more secure future.

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Bronze

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Qoom makes a friendly web development platform that enables people to make positive impacts with code on what they care about. We do three things: 1. Developing dream tools for everyone to create web projects in a simple and easy way. 2. Providing practical project-based coding tutorials. 3. Building an inclusive, supportive community for students.

Prize

Sphero makes remarkably cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts.

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Founded in 1874, Rose‑Hulman Institute of Technology has established itself as the consistently top-ranked undergraduate engineering college in the U.S. Our beautiful campus in west-central Indiana is home to some of the nation’s best science, technology, engineering, and math students, faculty and facilities.

How to be a Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring our 2021 Reinvent-a-thon? We are expecting over 150 high school participants from all over the country to compete this year and we couldn't offer this to them without your help!

Want to know more? Check out our sponsorship guide!