Report on Shake Challenge Symposium
Event Held March 4-5, 2023
ENGAGING RURAL ALASKA'S FUTURE STEM INNOVATORS
The Shake Challenge Symposium, held March 4-5, 2023, was the major culminating event for participants in the T3 Shake Ambassador Club. Teams of students from participating schools around the state gathered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to present and demonstrate their seismic alert systems, programmed using live data from their school seismographs. The symposium was designed to provide Shake Ambassador students with a fun and engaging learning experience that emulated a professional conference-style event. Team awards included "Most Creative," "Best Presentation," and "Best System Overall."
Twenty-three students from seven rural Alaska schools participated in the event (Figure 1), representing the diversity of rural communities across the state: Brevig Mission School, Chevak School, Bethel Regional High School, Wrangell High School, Mt. Edgecumbe High School (Sitka), Seward High School, and North Pole High School.