Kent State University to host aviation hackathon

Kent State University to host aviation hackathon

A $65,000 grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation will allow Kent State University to host a hackathon focused on aviation, an event organizers call the first of its kind.

The grant was announced in a Monday, Oct. 3, news release and is among nearly $700,000 in funds awarded by the Morgan Foundation to Northeast Ohio organizations to promote entrepreneurship.

The hackathon, dubbed Sky Hack and planned for October 2017, is meant to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the Morgan Foundation and KSU’s flight technology program, according to the release. Students from across the country can participate in the hackathon, which will dole out prize money of at least $21,000.

Read more in Crain’s Cleveland Business and the Akron Beacon Journal.

Originally published October 3, 2016.

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