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Lab hackathons to overcome laboratory equipment shortages in Africa: Opportunities and challenges

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Equipment shortages in Africa undermine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. We have pioneered the LabHackathon (LabHack): a novel initiative that adapts the conventional hackathon and draws on insights from the Open Hardware movement and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). LabHacks are fun, educational events that challenge student participants to build frugal and reproducible pieces of laboratory equipment. Completed designs are then made available to ot...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1145/3290607.3299063

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Computer Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
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SAME: InSIS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Computer Science
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Grant:
Global Challenge Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship
Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery Publisher's website
Publication date:
2019-05-02
Acceptance date:
2018-12-14
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Pubs id:
pubs:953436
URN:
uri:c49870ea-c348-49ab-8e78-a01a73a2f67e
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uuid:c49870ea-c348-49ab-8e78-a01a73a2f67e
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pubs:953436
ISBN:
9781450359719

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