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George Hacks: An Innovation Competition for ALL MAJORS


I wanted to take this opportunity as you scroll through your Honors Newsflash to introduce GW’s newest innovation competition: George Hacks!

The weekend of March 24th, students will develop solutions to challenges presented by various GW departments and outside sponsors, ranging from prominent consulting firms to non-profits. The theme of this inaugural competition is Medical Solutions. Over the course of this 24 hour event (YES, there will be coffee!) you will address real-world challenges in medical and health-related fields through an interdisciplinary lens, meaning that ALL MAJORS are more than welcome.

We already have signups from public health, international affairs, business, economics, psychology, engineering, computer science, and several other areas of study. Successful teams will be able to tackle a problem from multiple angles and develop cross-discipline solutions. I can’t think of a community better suited to meet the task than the UHP. Whatever you’re studying, you have something to contribute at George Hacks!

If you need more reasons to attend, George Hacks will provide free meals during the competition, looks incredible on a resume, and will provide access to a broad spectrum of professional networking opportunities (not to mention the opportunity to win exciting prizes)!

To sign up as an individual or as a team, go to GeorgeHacks.org.

Follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeHacksGW/ or email us at team@georgehacks.org to ask questions, learn about info sessions (pizza / snacks provided!), and other news as we get closer to the event!

If you want to reach us personally, you can find me on facebook (Aaron Tielemans) or email me at atielemans161@gwu.edu. Paige Botie, another co-founder and an Honors student studying biomedical engineering, can be reached on facebook or at pbotie@gwu.edu.

“We believe that innovation is not specific to your major, it’s just specific to who you are.”