• Reduce Waste
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Go Green

What is the ACE Hackathon?

The ACE (Andover Clean Energy) Hackathon will challenge students to work together and find creative solutions to reduce energy waste on campus. A series of inspirational speakers will jumpstart the event by sharing how they have advocated for sustainability in their respective carriers. Some of the speakers will be PA faculty and staff who will suggest certain directions that student projects could take in order to make the most impact on campus.
Students will develop proof of their concepts using, for example, 3D printed or laser cut designs. More advanced participants will also have the option of submitting hardware prototypes or software applications.


Trends show increasing demand of energy world-wide, either because of larger populations and higher prosperity levels as well as because many new technologies, like the Apple Watch and Alexa, have become common use in our daily routines. As a result, this hackathon seeks to stimulate individuals to take control of their demand, finding creative ways to ensure it does not become wasteful.

How To?


Register a Team

Sign up for the event down below and make sure to bring your friends too!


Prototype and Create

Use prototyping tools to easily visualize your great idea. Then work on making it real by learning about coding or hardware electronics through a variety of workshops!



A panel of distinguished guests from Andover and beyond (including MIT) will judge each entry and select a winner! Prizes TBA.


Ms. Allison Guerette | Mr. Brendan Mackinson | Mr. Colin Touhey | Mr. Anil Navkal | Ms. Caroline Nolan
Judging Rubric



Time Event
6:00-6:30 PM Registration in the Makersapce | Dinner Provided in the Dole Room
6:30-7:00 PM Kick off and Keynote by Colin Touhey
7:00 PM Let the Hacking Begin!
7:30-8:00 PM Workshop A - Ideation
9:00-10:00 PM Workshop B - Energy3D Simulation Modeling with Dr. Charles Xie
11:00 PM Sleepover in the OWHL | Students head back to their dorms


Time Event
9:00 AM Breakfast and Games
9:45-10:30 AM Workshop B - Tools of the Trade with Gherardo Morona: Arduinos and more
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch with Dr. Chong Liu, Inventor of the Bionic Leaf
1:00-1:30 PM Workshop C - Working with Data with Darius Lam
2:00-300 PM Workshop D - Using Makerspace Tools with John Koobatian
6:00 PM Deadline for submissions
6:30 PM Judges convene and select winners. Dinner is available.
7:00 PM Winners recieve their prizes and talk a bit about their projects!


Questions? Contact Us!

Gherardo Morona



Kevin Sun



Vish Dhar



John Koobatian



Darius Lam