This year’s Health Tech Jam is going virtual!
The annual Health Tech Jam for UIC students inspires innovation and cultivates collaboration in a fast-paced, education-filled team competition. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 events will be entirely virtual, hosted on video meeting platform, Zoom.
To provide flexibility for our student participants, the event will span four days, with a few required online meetings for the teams.
Required events are marked with the * symbol.
Thursday, February 10th Heading link
|*6:00pm||*Event kick-off: opening talk with expectations, rules, goals, and prompt reveal|
|*6:30pm||*Workshop 1: Delegation, Ideation, and Teamwork!|
|*7:30pm - 8:00pm||*Teams are divided into breakout rooms for introduction activities, discussing 3-5 small ideas based on prompts.|
Friday, February 11th Heading link
No required events will occur.
However, teams may choose to work on their project at any time between the event’s kick-off and wrap-up.
Saturday, February 12th Heading link
|10:00am||Open work time: suggested that students delegate tasks to work independently when not in workshops|
|*11:00am||*Feedback Checkpoint 2: 20 minutes with different judges|
|12:00pm||Workshop 2, Rich Severin: COVID-19 and Science Communication (30 minutes, with 15 minutes extra for break/questions)|
|12:45pm||Workshop 3, Kelly Cloninger: Building the Blueprints of a Health Care App through Wireframing (30 minutes, with 15 minutes extra for break/questions)|
|1:30pm||Workshop 4, Altus Academy participants (30 minutes, with 15 minutes extra for break/questions)|
|2:15pm||Workshop 5, Liza Papautsky - Human Centered Design Considerations (30 minutes, with 15 minutes extra for break/questions)|
|2:45pm - 4:00pm||Open work time: suggested that students utilize information from workshops to refine and polish their final idea and begin creating visuals.|
Sunday, February 13th Heading link
|*11:00am||*Feedback Checkpoint 3: 20 minutes with 3 groups of judges|
|12:15pm||Open work time: suggested that students take their last pieces of feedback to continue refining idea before creating the final pitch.|
|*3:30pm - 4:00pm||*Event Wrap-Up|