Dr. Manderino heads back to her alma mater, Cornell University, as a mentor in the Animal Health “Hackathon” competition.
What’s a “Hackathon”? Well, it’s hacking in its most positive context - using minimal resources and maximum brain power to create outside-the-box solutions ("hacks") in a constrained time frame. In other words, Hack + Marathon = Hackathon.
This weekend long event brings together teams comprised of veterinary students, business students, engineers, and designers to compete to create solutions for current needs in veterinary health care. Mentors, like Dr. Manderino, provide feedback and guidance to the teams, culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final presentations to an audience of peers, industry reps, and participants. A panel of judges selects 4 winning teams who receive a total of $8000 worth of cash prizes.
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love—and who better to celebrate with than your four-legged friend who gives you unconditional love every day. Here are just a few things to keep in mind.