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July 10, 2019

Hacking for Defense informational session

Submitted by Laura Hohenbary

All faculty are invited to attend an informational session to learn about the Hacking for Defense program from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the Carl and Mary Ice Conference Room, 1139 Engineering Hall.

From its website, Hacking for Defense is a university-sponsored class that allows students to develop a deep understanding of the problems and needs of government sponsors in the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. In a short time, students rapidly iterate prototypes and produce solutions to sponsors' needs. For universities, it keeps their programs attached to real-world problems and provides students with an experiential opportunity to become more effective in their chosen field, with a body of work to back it up. For government agencies, it allows problem sponsors to increase the speed at which their organization solves specific, mission-critical problems.

For more details, visit h4di.org/.

The Hacking for Defense course was piloted at Stanford University in 2016 and has expanded to more than 20 universities.

Interested faculty can learn more about this program and how to potentially bring government sponsored, real-life problems into their classrooms. Through this instruction based program, faculty have the ability to broaden their network of federal agency contacts that could potentially lead to future research funding through federal defense and intelligence agencies.

The session will be led by Matt Reynolds of H4Di via Zoom conference call. We encourage faculty to attend in person if they are on campus but may also join by Zoom.

To register to attend in-person, by Zoom, or to receive more information if you are unable to attend, please offer your contact information in this very brief Qualtrics survey.

A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered attendees. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hohenbary at laura8@k-state.edu