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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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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.1145/3290607.3299063

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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SAME: InSIS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
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Computer Science
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Global Challenge Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship
Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery Publisher's website
Journal:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019 Journal website
Host title:
CHI EA '19 Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publication date:
2019-05-02
Acceptance date:
2018-12-14
Event location:
Glasgow, UK
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953436
ISBN:
9781450359719
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pubs:953436
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pubs:953436
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2018-12-19

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