Chief Recovery Officer
to dream up creative ways to solve flooding
The City of Houston invites you to dream up creative ways to solve flooding, a problem faced by Houston and numerous other cities around the world. Houston Planning Commissioner, Mr. Tahir, and Chief Recovery Officer, Mr. Costello, have partnered with Awty International School to host this fun Design Sprint ( a virtual problem-solving event) on September 23, 2022.
Flooding can destroy lives. Flooding is getting worse. You can help.
if you're 14 to 18 years of age
if you live anywhere in the world (you do NOT need to live in Houston)
if you have internet connection
if you want to solve a real-world problem (instead of boring problem-sets)
if you want awards and recognition to build your resume for college admission
if you can spend at least 2 hours between 6 pm (CST) Sept. 23 and 6 pm Sept. 25
if you enjoy making a video of up to 5 minutes (that is all you need to submit for this event)
No prior knowledge required
Recognition From the Mayor
Free to participate
Target Age: 14-18
Thanks TO all of our event sponsors
Certificate of Recognition signed by the event organizers, Houston Planning Commissioner Mr. Zafar, and the Mayor of Houston, Mr. Turner.
Celebration of you, your team's solution on this website. We'll include your photo, your biography, and your team's solution. Great for building your resume for college applications, scholarships, community service and more.
Recognition and solution consideration from the Houston Planning Commission.
VIP Invitation to future Design Sprints and Ideathons
Consideration for Internship with City of Houston
SChedule (virtual event)
September 23 (Friday) / 6:00pm cDt (UTC -5)
September 25 (Sunday) /6:00pm cDt (UTC -5)
September 28 (Wed) / 5:00pm cDt (UTC -5)
- Opening Session: Welcome and Keynote Speaker
- Details of the flooding problem revealed to teams
- Mentors available to assist teams
- Teams begin work virtually (teams consist of 1 to 5 members)
- Teams submit videos
- Next steps (Judging and Winners)
- Thanks and Closing
- Winners will be posted on event website (this one)
- Winners will be contacted