NASA Space Apps Challenge Lands At The iSchool

Hailey Temple | School of Information Studies Syracuse University | April 22, 2013

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) and its New Explorations in Information and Science (NEXIS) lab sponsored the NASA Space Apps Challenge last weekend, where students used their collaborative skills and passion for technology exploration to create open-source solutions that address issues both on Earth and in space.

During the 48-hour challenge, Syracuse University students, faculty members, and individuals from the community competed with developers from 82 other destinations across the globe to create solutions from open-source technology. Groups were highly encouraged to collaborate with participants and to use their skills to create the best solution possible in this hack-a-thon style event.

Student Chelsea Orcutt, local organizer and representative for NASA at the iSchool, sees the advantages the Space Apps Challenge presented for students during the iSchool’s first time in the event. [...]