Design-a-thons

HealthHacks

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A medical hackathon is similar in structure to a traditional “hackathon,” however the focus is on solving medical unmet needs through any means, whether it be programming, rapid prototyping, developing flow processes, it's up to you!

EarthHacks

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EarthHacks is an innovation-focused event where students from all majors develop solutions to real-world environmental challenges. Multidisciplinary teams will have 24 hours to learn from mentors, brainstorm, and generate solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Depending upon the problem, proposed solutions can involve hardware, software, art, text, and other materials.

RamHacks

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RamHacks is a 24-hour programming marathon for innovative developers to design and implement a software or hardware application of their choice. Specific themes and challenges provided by our sponsors will be presented to competitors. This will be the fifth Hackathon organized at the VCU College of Engineering. The goal this year is 300 participants

M2M - Machine to Machine

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M2M is a multi-focus daylong hacking competition — capture the flag/jeopardy-style — that tests competitors’ cyber- and cyber-physical security skills in a variety of machine-to-machine challenges. Today, effective security requires comprehensive understanding of both software and hardware vulnerabilities. M2M combines computer engineering and electrical engineering and offers challenges that require competitors to confront all aspects of modern security. 

Power the Future

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Power the Future is a unique 24-hour challenge where college students from all disciplines put their talents to the test to bring ideas to life. Teams will be briefed on a Dominion Energy-related scenario and will brainstorm, prototype, and present their innovative solution to a panel of industry experts.