Harker students Krish Maniar, grade 10, and Kabir Ramzan, grade 9, together with Saratoga High sophomore Shafin Haque, collected a series of awards at multiple international hack-a-thons that took place the weekend of Jan 16. Over a 24-hour period, the trio developed a web application called DisastersAI that harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to better predict and prepare for natural disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes. The team’s goal was to create a positive impact on the world through their programming skills. The DisastersAI app has multiple features that can guide government officials and citizens with planning and impact analysis. The team was awarded Best Environmental Sustainability Hack at Hack the Northeast Beyond (among 1,064 participants), People’s Choice Award and Top Five Overall at ThetaHacks (among 402 participants), Best Machine Learning Hack and Most Creative Award at Orion Hacks (among 192 participants) and Innovative Project Award at STHacks (among 140 participants). The students have posted more information about their project and an overview video on Devpost.