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A&M Readies for Virtual Hackathon Oct. 2-4

Hack 2
October 02, 2020

"Take Action"

Alabama A&M University has been selected to virtually host the 2020 NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon-Greater Huntsville Region event October 2-4, 2020.

NASA Space Apps Hackathon is an annual international hackathon led by NASA Headquarters in collaboration with universities, schools, and industries. The event is organized for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, entrepreneurs, and others in cities around the world. This year’s theme is “Take Action,” a critical reminder to participants that they can make a difference, even from the comfort and safety of their homes.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for local high schools, universities, institutions and industries to collaborate together to use NASA data to tackle real-world challenges that society faces,” said Dr. Ed Pearson, an assistant professor in AAMU’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences. “This will be a great opportunity for students, entrepreneurs and developers to showcase their skills and talents. AAMU is very excited and proud to be the host for this year’s local event that will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Teams will engage with NASA’s free and open data to creatively address real-world problems on Earth and in space. The 2019 Space Apps included over 29,000 participants at 225 events in 71 countries. The 2020 Space Apps event will be held online via the NASA virtual site, and registration is open now! All graduate, undergraduate and high school students are welcome to participate!

Registration and more info can be found from this link:

Any additional questions may be sent to Dr. Ed Pearson, chair of the AAMU organizing committee, at