Beasley Media and UNLV Hackathon - Info Session on Oct. 25th!

Sep. 25, 2018

Hackathon Information:

The Beasley Media Group and UNLV are collaborating to offer students the opportunity to innovate in the media space through a semester-long Hackathon. 

The focus of the Hackathon is the generation of commercially viable products and services that utilize existing media technology, data, and infrastructure, as well as ideation of cutting edge, transformative, and disruptive technologies that will become mainstream in the next 20 years. Areas include, but are not limited to:

  • How does media fit into smart cities (for example, smart cities gather data from multiple points, from cars, video cameras, etc. How does media play into this data collection or dissemination)
  • Alternative uses for AM and FM frequencies
  • Media innovations of the future (How does media interact with the customer.  For example, app development and gamification of media, use of VR in media consumption, etc.)

How to apply

  • Form a team of 3-6 eligible students, preferably from different disciplines, who will work together on a media innovation project.
  • Identify a faculty mentor for your group. If you need help identifying a faculty mentor, contact OUR at or (702) 895-2367.
  • Put together an application packet for your proposed project with all require components:
    • Signed and dated cover page for each student in your group
    • Statement of purpose (1 per team) for your project idea
    • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV) for each team member
    • A letter of support from your faculty mentor
  • Email your complete application packet as a PDF attachment to by Saturday, November 10, 2018  (deadline extended)
  • Decisions on which teams are selected for the Hackathon will be announced by Thursday, November 15, 2018 (extended)
    • Selected teams will work on their Hackathon project through December 21, 2018

Detailed information about the Hackathon, student eligibility, and the application can be found in the Instructions document attached at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research by email at, or phone at (702) 895-2367.