Kent State Hosts SkyHack, First Aviation Hackathon
College students 18 years of age or older from any university and any area of study are invited to participate in SkyHack, Kent State University’s first aviation hackathon. Faculty and staff can encourage their students to participate. The event will last from 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 15, with the closing ceremony beginning at noon.
Five challenges related in some way to the aviation/aeronautics industry will be presented. Over the course of the weekend, students will establish interdisciplinary teams, innovate, produce prototypes and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win financial awards and other incentives. The Burton D. Morgan grand prize is $10,000. In addition, each challenge stream will have a $1,000 winner. The event will be held on the Kent Campus, primarily in the Aeronautics and Technology Building.