What is SkyHack?
SkyHack is a weekend-long aviation focused design challenge. This event will enable you to explore issues in the aviation industry ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles, to pathogens on planes, to sustainability. Work together with students from multiple universities as you ‘hack’ and plan your way to various challenge stream prizes. This is a free event with food, refreshments and prizes.
Open to students from any U.S. university.
Skyhack is presented by the Design Innovation, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering and LaunchNET at Kent State University.
Save the date for Skyhack 3.0:
November 5-7, 2021
Special thanks to the Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Burton D. Morgan graduated in 1938 from Purdue with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a love for aviation. In 1967, he started Burton D. Morgan Foundation to support those with entrepreneurial aspirations. In October of 2017, the Foundation sponsored the first aviation-themed hackathon, SkyHack, at Kent State University in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering.
“How the project came together really made the lack of sleep totally worth it”
“I definitely didn’t expect to win coming in, I knew we had something good, but everyone else here is very talented and smart, too.”