George Hacks hosted its Second Annual Kogan Makerspace event two weeks ago on Wednesday, October 9th, an event showcasing the growing innovation ecosystem at GW.
A pop-up event in the main plaza at the George Washington University, Kogan Makerspace featured several activity stations, free George Hacks SWAG and drinks, our tabling partners, and even a competition to win a free Bluetooth speaker.
At the stations, students were immersed in hands-on activities in order to gain insight into some of the tools available for ideation, creation, and innovation. Students could print designs and objects with 3-D printing pens, play songs on a floor piano, make their very own circuit, write their ideas about change on a collaborative think board, and even take home a do-it-yourself heart sensor for a chance to win a wireless speaker worth $100.
Along with the various activities, participants were able to interact with our tabling partners involved with innovation and entrepreneurship on campus, including GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, GWupstart, GW Data and the Veterans Health Administration. Our partner organizations informed students about their organizations and the resources they made available to students.
Students were also able to converse with members of the George Hacks team to learn more about our resources and network.
The next major George Hacks event will be our Third Annual Medical Solutions Hackathon on January 25th-26th, 2020, a 24-hour interdisciplinary healthcare-focused hackathon open to students of all majors.