Participate in Stanford’s Big Earth Hackathon challenge on wildland fires by finding an innovative solution to wildland fire prediction, prevention, and/or evacuation. Students work in self-organized diverse teams of 2-4 students in weeks 1-8, with a final presentation of the work on Friday May 29. The teams will spend the first few weeks designing their specific team problem/scope/goals under one of three primary areas of focus. Guidance in the design and solution processes will be provided by faculty, industry and/or community leaders. Workshops in data analysis, programming, GIS, and fundamental issues related to wildfires will be provided at the start of the quarter to give students tools and insights to define and tackle problems.

Instructors: Fong, D. (PI)
Faculty Principal Investigator (PI) Required?: N/A

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