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 Giving undergraduates the opportunity to create actionable solutions for the community. 


Laboratory Sustainability Case Competition and Hackathon

Case Release: Sept. 13, 2021

Submission Deadline: Sept. 17, 2021

Sponsored by

JHU Hack-Homewood 2021

Hack-Homewood 2021


Running from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17, Cobalt Consulting’s Hackathon will allow JHU undergrads to develop real solutions to this sustainability problem. Students can compete individually or in a group up to four members. Top participants will be invited to present to our guest judges on Sunday, September 19th from 6-8:30pm.


At the beginning of the Hackathon, participants will be provided with crucial data highlighting key factors of lab expenditures. Armed with these facts, participants will have the opportunity to create long-lasting change within Baltimore right here at Homewood.


Johns Hopkins University facilitates research efforts in countless fields throughout the city of Baltimore. However, these efforts consume significant amounts of energy, increasing JHU’s carbon footprint and expenses within the city.


The Office of Sustainability even notes that “labs typically account for 70% of the institution’s carbon footprint and use four times more energy per square foot than other university spaces.” Although, labs only account for 30% of the university’s floor space.

If you're passionate about sustainability, healthcare or just want to participate, be sure to check back here for further updates! Reach out at if you have any questions.

We are excited to witness the community impact that will be generated through this event!

1st place wins $300
2nd place wins $200

2021's Guest Judges:
Lauren Roedersheimer (Senior Manager, Deloitte)
Amrit Singh (Senior Consulta
nt, Deloitte)
Elizabeth Baca (Specialist Leader, Deloitte)

James Leatherman (JHU Lab Manager)
Ryan Weeks (Chemical-Biology Interface Ph.D. Candidate)

2021's Winners:
1st Place: HopRent
2nd Place: The Green Team

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