• November 20, 2023

    The big winners of a two-month-long competition to create innovative ways to combat counterfeiting were Mason students and alumni—and the world at large. See who won the thousands in prize money in the Bring Down Counterfeiting Hackathon 2023 and who helped sponsor it.

  • November 10, 2023

    Honors College Connects hosted its third Nonprofit Hackathon on October 21, fostering teamwork and creativity among students to solve community challenges. The event, in partnership with local nonprofits, promoted a human-centered design approach, with students working in groups to develop solutions. The day also included mentor participation, brainstorming, and networking opportunities, emphasizing collaboration and community engagement.

  • October 13, 2023

    More than 500 students, nine sponsors, and 50 volunteers gathered on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus for the fifth annual PatriotHacks hackathon from October 6-8. After working for 36 hours straight, student teams presented 70 projects to a panel of judges from the tech industry. 

  • August 30, 2023

    Registration is open to those who want to win $20,000 for finding a way to curtail counterfeit goods trafficking. It’s Hackathon Time again!

  • June 22, 2023

    The Mason Nation’s strength was undeniable at several hackathons in spring 2023. Computer science, cybersecurity engineering, information technology, and mechanical engineering students won challenges on March 25 at the University of Virginia, on April 7-9 at the University of Maryland, and on April 29-30 at Drexel University.

  • May 2, 2023

    George Mason University cybersecurity and information technology students won challenges in two recent major hackathon events, one on March 25 at the University of Virginia (UVA) and another on April 7-9 at the University of Maryland (UMD).

  • December 5, 2022

    As a sophomore, electrical engineering major Sai Srivatsav Gutala started a student club called the Inventors and Innovations Team (IIT) with one of his classmates, computer engineering major Nicholas Paschke.

  • October 7, 2022

    On October 1, Honors College Connects (HCC) held its second annual Hackathon. The Hackathon is an opportunity for students to come up with creative solutions to issues that various local nonprofit organizations face. Participants spent the day going through the brainstorming and development process, giving peer reviews, and presenting their final ideas to each nonprofit.

  • August 8, 2022

    George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center and Amazon have joined forces to help combat counterfeiting and its criminal supply chain networks.

  • February 28, 2022

    There’s no shortage of creativity at George Mason University, and from March 11-13, students will accelerate innovation at the university’s annual hackathon. This year, two events will take place simultaneously: PatriotHacks, the signature hackathon focused on software programming, and HackOverFlow, a new hackathon with a focus on hardware engineering.