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Event fosters software and STEM entrepreneurs for education

Matt Hamblen | Jan. 29, 2015
Side benefits go to Kansas City as a budding startup magnet.

Technology is intentionally embedded in the academy's curriculum, with access to a 3D printer and instruction in writing code, for example. With grant support, each student will soon have a computer of some kind.

"Technology is important to us, but it is not the end goal, [which is] for students to develop critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication skills," said Tysie McDowell-Ray, Crossroads Academy co-founder and principal.

In that sense, Crossroads was probably the perfect place to host a weekend hackathon for education innovators.


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