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 a $10,000 grand prize. This is a free event with food, refreshments and prizes.
Open to students from any U.S. university.
Skyhack is presented by the College of Aeronautics and Engineering and LaunchNET at Kent State University.
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. Because of the success of the first event, they have graciously offered to sponsor a second SkyHack event.
“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.”
1400 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, Ohio 44242