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Friday, May 5 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Engineering Hackathon: Build a Race Car!

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When: Friday, May 5 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Polsky Exchange,Promontory Point Room
Who should attend: All UChicago
Hosted by: Polsky Center, Engineering Society, and Edge

About: Leonardo da Vinci designed the world's first self-propelled vehicle in 1478, though it wasn't until 2004 that the design was proven to work! In the intervening centuries, cars have evolved tremendously. Early versions differentiated themselves on fuel source, from from steam (1769) and hydrogen (1807), to gasoline (1864) and electricity (1888!). Later eras were defined by evolution in design, size, and efficiency and safety features.

Come show off your engineering prowess at a Mechanical Car Hackathon! Using common supplies, simple tools, and some personal ingenuity, create a functional race car in just a few short hours. Prizes will be awarded based on your car's performance in various challenges. We'll begin with lunch and a brief introduction to mechanical cars and construction methods, so no prior experience is required.

This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest, a month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and discovery around the University of Chicago. With more than 40 events scheduled across Chicago and in other key cities around the world, we welcome you to join us as we explore solutions to big problems, brainstorm ways to scale impact, and connect with leaders in business, science, healthcare, tech, and more.

This annual festival is led by UChicago’s top leaders in innovation, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and the Office of Research, Innovation and National Laboratories. Innovation Fest is sponsored by the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/car-hackathon-tickets-29998505337
Questions? Steph Avalos-Bock, stephab@uchicago.edu

Friday May 5, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Polsky Exchange North, Promontory Point 1452 E. 53rd St, Chicago IL