SkyHack is a weekend-long aviation focused design challenge. This event will enable you to explore issues in the aviation industry ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles, to pathogens on planes, to sustainability. Work together with students from multiple universities as you ‘hack’ and plan your way to a $10,000 grand prize. This is a free event with food, refreshments and prizes.
Open to students from any U.S. university.



  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. university


Final Projects will be submitted through Devpost. Images, a description, anything that you find helpful to describe your project is acceptable. One challenge stream must be selected for the project.

Hackathon Sponsors


$15,600 in prizes

Grand Prize

Challenge 1: Create an Airport of the Future-(sponsored by Piedmont)

Challenge 2: Protection from Hail

Challenge 3: Improving the Air Traveler Experience-(sponsored by Design Innovation)

Challenge 4: Destructive Dorian - Restoring Connectivity

Challenge 5: The Deans’ Challenge: Making flying healthier for the Air Traveler

Best Collaborative Team Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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