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Mines Hacking for Defense (H4D) – Demonstration Day
April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
This spring, a select group of Colorado School of Mines students enrolled in the Hacking for Defense™ (H4D) course for the opportunity to solve real-world problems sponsored by Defense and Intelligence agencies.
Join us for the first H4D Demo Day on Tuesday April 30 at 5:00 pm on campus. The Alumni Association will be providing a reception with food.
Offered as an elective of the Engineering and Technology Management Masters program, H4D@Mines is designed to bring innovations to the sponsoring agencies with speed, urgency and creativity. Four student teams have been quickly learning about problems, rapidly iterating pretotypes and developing solutions to the following challenges:
- Autonomy of First Responders: fast response and analysis of suspicious packages to reduce public risk and increase operator safety.
- Illicit Wildlife Trafficking: rapid identification and analysis of transactions related to illegal wildlife products to reduce criminal activity.
- Agent Technical Proficiency: improve internal technical support and digital fluency of law enforcement field agents.
- Military Mission Readiness – Analytic tools and techniques for senior military officers to predict unit readiness and mission effectiveness.
Throughout the semester, teams have benefited from a rotating roster of in-class mentors with backgrounds in military, law enforcement, technology and entrepreneurship to accelerate development speed and increase implementation feasibility.
The teams will present their solutions in a “demo day” style to their sponsors and the entrepreneurship community on April 30 at 5:30 pm in Marquez Hall on the Mines campus.
Please RSVP for the H4D Demo Day at: https://bit.ly/2TYrBBI