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PEAC HIGH SCHOOL IDEATHON

FEBRUARY 6, 2021

9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

IDEATE. INNOVATE. CHANGE

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Winners

COVID-19

1st Place: Ishan Arora & Pranav Dubey

2nd Place: Patrick Martinez, Marco Castillo, Karen Blanco, Malik Tennard 

3rd Place: Sanjana Bhagavatula, Vibha Reddy, Sarayu Chebbi

Climate Change

1st Place: Anlly Moreno, Alejandra Guerrero, Kayla Le

2nd Place: Eti Gulati, Alexander Perez, Briana Gonzalez, Diego F

3rd Place: Abby Sweeney, Haseeb Ahmed, Gurkiran Kaur and Maya Kuruvanka

PEAC's Environment and Health Inequities Youth Network

We envisioned this Ideathon being an introduction to public policy, and are committed to growing students’ involvement as problem solvers in these fields beyond our event. To keep students engaged in conversations around Climate Change/Environmentalism and Public Health in Houston, we have created a city-wide network for passionate students to collaborate on city-wide impact projects. This network is open to all current students (post-secondary included) and can be joined through application. 

COVID-19 Challenge

Our COVID-19 challenge focuses on teenage mental health, disparities in health outcomes of minorities, and vaccine distribution.

Climate Change Challenge

Our Climate Change challenge focuses on recycling in schools, educating youth workers on jobs in renewable energy, and accelerating Houston's clean energy transition.

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Event Workshops

Juliet Stipeche

DIRECTOR OF MAYOR'S OFFICE OF EDUCATION

"DIGITAL DIVIDE IN HOUSTON"

Dr. Keila Lopez

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST

"HEALTH DISPARITIES IN HOUSTON"

Thomas Pommier

CITY OF HOUSTON OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

"HOUSTON CLIMATE ACTION PLAN"

Dr. Richina Bicette

ASST. PROFESSOR AT BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

"COVID-19 IMPACT ON LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES"

Laura Cuellar

PROGRAM MANAGER FOR UNICEF CHILD FRIENDLY CITIES INITIATIVE

"CHILDREN'S RIGHTS & COMMUNITY 

ASSESSMENT "

Brett Perlman

CEO AT CENTER FOR HOUSTON'S FUTURE

"HOW HOUSTON YOUTH CAN SHAPE THE CITY'S FUTURE"

Mashal Awais

DIRECTOR OF HOUSTON'S CLIMATE YOUTH COUNCIL

"CLIMATE JUSTICE AND YOUTH ACTION"

Judges

Dr. Michael Mosser - Professor at UT Austin

Kevin KalraChief Operating Officer at Montessori Children's School Inc.

Mashal Awais - Environmental Scientist

Laura Solitare - Professor at Texas Southern University

Stephanie Coates - University of Houston Energy Office

Brandon DentonAssistant Director at City of Houston Mayor's Office of Education

Dr. Catherine CubbinProfessor at UT Austin

Amy LooperCo-Founder/COO of OneSeventeen Media, PBC

Nida Saeed - Teacher at Lake View Elementary

Brandon Mack - Black Lives Matter Houston

Dr. Namkee Choi Professor at UT Austin

Dr. Paula CuccaroAssistant Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

Nishka BomareddyProgram Coordinator at CityMatCH

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Ideathon?

An ideathon is a short, intensive, brainstorming event to help young talents generate fresh solutions to existing challenges in their communities.

How long is the event?

The event is on February 6, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Where is the event?

This year's PEAC Ideathon will be completely virtual. Students will use Zoom and Slack.  

How many team members can you have?

Each team must have a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 4 people. 

Who can I contact for additional details?

You can contact the PEAC team at peac.usa1@gmail.com

Who can participate?

This event is available to all high school students from 9th to 12th grade. You do not need any previous knowledge or skills. This is an opportunity to gain and learn new skills. 

2021 PEAC Policy Ideathon Report

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PEAC’s 1st Ideathon was a successful endeavor that had over 100 individuals involved in the planning, execution and carrying out of our mission to introduce public policy to high school students. 

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