Hackathon finalists help reveal Great Lakes pollution

Apr 25, 2017

Great Lakes Today's feature on Erie Hack, a regional technology competition, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered Monday.  

Reporter Elizabeth Miller highlighted a team of University of Akron scientists who made it to the finals of the competition.  The team, called Water Warriors, created an educational kit that helps students analyze water samples.

The kit uses a spectrometer -- a device that splits light into separate colors -- to discover concentrations of phosphorus and nitrogen, two nutrients that can lead to harmful algae blooms. 

The Water Warriors join eight other teams in the finals, which take place next week in Cleveland.

Here's an earlier story about Erie Hack. And you can learn more about the competition here.