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Linda Öhrn-McDaniel, fashion design and merchandising professor and faculty director of the TechStyleLAB, speaks at the opening presentation of the Fashion/Tech Hackathon on Jan. 24, 2020. TechStyleLab is a digital textile-making facility. 

Kent State hosts annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon

Dylan Bowers Beat Reporter January 26, 2020

Kent State hosted its annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon Friday through Sunday at Rockwell Hall. Students from the United States and Canada learned new skills and created game-changing technology to help mold...

Sidney Cannon-Bailey, an engineering grad student from the University of Pittsburgh, suits up in a blouse decorated with plants to show how they can be seen as a technology and that being around them improves the quality of one’s life on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. 

Sixth annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon couples clothing, innovation

Sophia Iannelli January 27, 2019

From headbands that track a baby’s temperature to jackets covered in plants, the variety of products presented at this year’s Fashion/Tech Hackathon was vast.Students from across the nation gathered...

University of Pittsburgh senior math major Connor Stout and Kent State fashion design majors junior Olivia Pickard and sophomore Elizabeth Tarleton celebrate after winning during the Fashion Tech Hackathon Awards Ceremony at the College of Architecture & Environmental Design building on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

0302_bv_FashionAlert_nk Stylish safety: Student team pioneers wearable distress technology

Nicholas Kotch February 26, 2017

Two Kent State fashion design majors incorporated safety into fashion during this year’s Fashion Tech Hackathon with their hands-free distress technology.Sophomore Elizabeth Tarleton and junior Olivia...

Kent State hackathon winners generate new ideas, technologies, inventions

Elizabeth Randolph April 7, 2014

Three HacKSU members work to bring different ideas to life throughout the year and share them all over the country in hackathons, a competition where computer programs and those involved in software development...

Blackstone LaunchPad hosts a 24-hour hackathon

Rachel Gill February 2, 2014

New products such as Google Glass, fitness bands and light-up clothing are all a part of the increasingly popular trend of wearable technology. Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad explored this new industry...

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