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Girls4STEAM is a hackathon event hosted by the Kent State Student Chapter for American Computing Machinery-Women in partnership with the Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) of Kent State’s College of Education, Health & Human Services. The event is designed to inspire young women in grades 7 through high school to be creators of technological innovations - not just consumers of technology - who use technology as a creative tool to build solutions for problems or challenges people face in their daily lives.

Students gets ready to innovate, design and bring wearable technology to life at the 2017 Fashion/Tech Hackathon Jan. 27-29.

Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack 

Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams

Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop wearable technology prototypes during the weekend of Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in the only collegiate wearable technology Hackathon in the nation.

JAN. 30 – FEB. 1

Fashion-Technology Overlap Subject of Symposium and “Hackathon” at Kent State

Events organized by Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Fashion School and TechStyleLAB

TechStyleLAB Symposium
Academic conference on digital textile design and production

Friday, Jan. 30 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Rockwell Hall, Kent State University

Photo 1 from Kent State's Fashion/Tech Hackathon

The wearable technology industry is expected to grow to become a $30 billion market within the next five years, and Kent State University is laying the groundwork to make an impact in the field. 

Kent Hack Enough

Kent State University's web and mobile development club, HacKSU, hosted the "Kent Hack Enough" Hackathon on the weekend of March 9th.

The event hosted over 60 students from 6 different universities and included sponsorship from Google, Hyland Software, Kent Displays, Progressive, JumpStart, LaunchHouse and ICC.

College students preparing to enter the workplace have to be concerned with much more than just résumés, cover letters and their wardrobes.

Photo of Kent State students who created SimpleWash appMost students today have some type of online presence, and prospective employers often scan these digital footprints to see if there are any signs of less-than-professional behavior.

Three CS undergraduates: Camden Fullmer, Daniel Gur, and David Steinberg, founders of Kent State's mobile and web development club HacKSU, represented Kent State at PennApps Hackathon on Jan 18-20, 2013 placing within the top 20 of 120 teams and garnering the "Best Hack for Students" award from the company 10gen. They competed against schools ranging from MIT to Stanford to Carnegie Mellon.