HackCooper 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00pm - Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:00pm

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Turtlebot, the winning hack from 2014

Turtlebot, the winning hack from 2014

The HackCooper 2015 event invites all high school, undergraduate and graduate students from the New York metro area and beyond to participate in a free, 24 hour hackathon on Saturday, February 14 at noon. Cash prizes will be awarded to the three best "hacks," collaborative hardware or software projects that solve a problem or are just interesting but that are developed and built entirely during a 24-hour period. The labs of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering will be open and materials will be provided. Meals will also be provided free of charge. You do not need to have an idea or have participated in a previous hackathon. Mentors will be available to assist. You can read about the inaugural 2014 HackCooper here. Ready to go? Register here.

Located at 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.