HackUConn is a 20-hour marathon event that aims to bring together UConn undergraduate innovators across all majors and industry experts for a non-stop, fast-paced innovation competition. Students form groups at the start of the event and combine their technical skills and competencies with the resources we provide such as hacking supplies, 3D printers, laser cutters, and mentorship. The event is 100% free for all participants and funded by our generous sponsors. Throughout the competition mini events will take place such as talks by guest speakers, workshops, and chances to interact with industry professionals. Of course, food and snacks are provided and always free!

HackUConn 2025 Information Will Be Coming Soon, Stay Tuned!

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Previous Participants Majors: ACES, Applied Resource Economics, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business Analytics and Project Management, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Consumer Behavior, Digital Media & Design, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Finance, History, Human Development and Family Services, Illustration/Animation, Industrial Engineering, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, Management Information System, Marketing, Materials Science and Engineering + Biological Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular and Cell Biology, Natural Resources, Physics, Physiology and Neurobiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Science Education, Sociology, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Statistics, Structural Biology & Biophysics, Undecided, etc.


The UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Society held its first hackathon, HackUConn 2016 Smart Cities, on April 1 and 2. Hackathons are an opportunity for designers, engineers, and other interested individuals to come together and innovate hardware and software solutions to real problems. These have become regular events at institutions known for their innovative nature and this event demonstrates UConn’s support for hackathons and their relevance to learning.