Aviation hackathon at Kent State University Oct. 13-15

Kent State's Aviation Hackathon, SkyHack, will consist of a one weekend competition for the $10,000 grand prize and $1,000 challenge stream prizes. Students will compete in teams, solving real industry problems. ​

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$16,750 in prizes

Grand Prize

Best overall project

1. Improving Air Traveler Experience

sponsored by Kent State University Design Innovation Group

2. Harassing Harvey, Irritating Irma, & Mocking Maria

3. ISSUE: Perimeter Security

4. How to Fix the Pilot Shortage

Sponsored by Piedmont Airlines

5. Aerospace Innovation

4. Piedmont-2nd place prize (stream 4)

4. Piedmont-3rd Place Prize (stream 4)

Collaboration Award

5 team members from different schools!


All participants must be 18 or older and be a current Undergraduate or Graduate student. 


Your posting depends on your project and type. We suggest a combination of the following:

  • Photos
  • Video
  • Direct Links
  • Detailed description




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Execution
  • Usability
  • Presentation