Kent State Students win Rockwell’s 24toCode Hackathon
In February, Rockwell Automation hosted a hackathon, 24toCode, to get the word out about what they do. They defined their hackathon as an intense problem-solving event lasting 24 hours at their Mayfield Heights location. Students were invited to bring a team or show up as an individual and form a team with other participants. Patrick Baker, an engineering student from the College of Aeronautics and Engineering and Jacob Lebowitz from the College of Arts and Sciences, a computer science major, won first place in the competition.
“We were given a manufacturing dataset which we analyzed and then manipulated to discover new insights on how to improve the company’s time and money spent,” Baker said. “We built two neural networks to predict part failure and cost to fix, to bring down repair time. Lastly, we displayed our predictions in real time for plant managers to see and use to be able to predict what parts to stock to increase uptime.”
Lebowitz accepted a technical analysis position at Rockwell automations headquarters in Milwaukee this summer.