Bronzeville High Schoolers Move Towards Finalizing Smart City Prototypes at ComEd Ideathon Workshop

On March 23, ComEd hosted its final student working session for Ideathon, a competition in which Bronzeville high school students develop smart city technology. Since launching the second annual event in January, students have been working closely with ComEd mentors as they created innovative technology concepts ranging from heated sidewalks to smart canes for the sight-impaired to smart lockdown systems for schools, all of which could ultimately have societal benefits. At this final working session, students finalized their prototypes and began preparing for the Final Spark Tank presentation that takes place April 20, in which students present their projects and competition winners are awarded scholarships.