Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2015
AwareAbility announced today that it will co-sponsor and serve as a technical resource / mentor for students participating in the Ohio State University 2015 OHI/O Make-A-Thon being held on campus April 18-19.
The 24 hour Make-A-Thon is similar to “software hackathons” held on college campuses around the nation except that the focus is on the hardware aspects of technology projects such as using a Texas Instruments MSP430 LaunchPad with a CC110L RF BoosterPack or an Arduino board. The event is designed to be a fun and educational event for engineering students. The 2015 Make-A-Thon is being presented by the OSU Electronics Club as a hackathon event under OHI/O - Ohio State's Hackathon Program.
“The Make-A-Thon is an ideal way for AwareAbility to see students – who are potential interns – working in a hands-on fashion with the technologies that we include in our products,” said Jeff Becker, AwareAbility’s CEO and Founder. “Identifying potential interns who can quickly contribute to our objectives is very important to us.”
According to Dr. Arnab Nandi, a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University and a Faculty Director of the OHI/O Hackathon Program, “The Make-A-Thon is a great example of the student-driven movement towards informal learning in fun, cooperative settings. We’re fortunate to be able to support such activities and foster Ohio State’s already strong tech culture.”
“It is exciting and breaking new ground when a customer such as AwareAbility that uses TI products helps initiate a student build event like this themselves with a focus on TI technology ,” said Cathy Wicks, University Program Manager at Texas Instruments – a co-sponsor of the event. “It reaffirms our belief in the strong value TI products offer for relevant hands-on learning that carries directly into their industry roles.”
About the 2015 Ohio State University OHI/O Make-A-Thon
The 2015 OHI/O Make-A-Thon is a 24 hour hardware oriented hackathon presented by the Electronics Club at OSU and Ohio State's Hackathon Program - OHI/O. The event will be free to attend for Ohio State students, which includes food and drinks to keep you going! Don’t have any hardware experience or cool components to work with? Not a problem—we will have microcontrollers, sensors and all of your other circuit essentials readily available. There are $500 in prizes in addition to sponsor specific prizes from Texas Instruments, AwareAbility, and Microsoft.
AwareAbility develops wireless, ultra low power sensing devices to collect, log, and transmit information using leading edge ambient energy harvesting innovations. This breakthrough technology approach enables a new class of self-powered solutions designed for the Internet of Things.
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