Union's MakerWeb takes home Hackathon prize

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A team from the Union community took home "Best Smart City Solution" this weekend at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity 2016 IoT Hackathon.

Their task was to design an IoT (Internet of Things) device in one of four major areas: smart healthcare, smart buildings, smart transportation and smart cities. The Union team walked away with a prize for the Best Smart City Solution. The team, with members from Union's MakerWeb, created "Noisy or Nice," a networked system of noise level monitors to install in a city environment.

hackathon prize with members of team

Amanda Ervin, who runs the MakerWeb at Union, participated in the competition, along with Arsal Habib ’16 and Htoo Wai Htet ’16. They were joined by Gabrielle Kosoy, a biomedical researcher with the State Department of Health, and Pike Finn, a junior at Kingston High School.

To read more about their experiences, visit the MakerWeb's blog here.