Cornell Animal Health Hackathon, Jan. 24-26

Media Contact

Abby Butler


Cornell Animal Health Hackathon


 Jan. 24-26, 2020


College of Veterinary Medicine

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event that brings together students from diverse backgrounds including veterinary medicine, engineering, and business to solve animal health challenges in a fun and competitive learning environment. The weekend culminates in a final competition where teams showcase their innovation to industry representatives, participants, and other members of the campus community. A panel of judges will select winners of monetary prizes.

A hackathon celebrates the use of minimal resources and maximum brain power to create outside-the-box solutions ("hacks") in a constrained time frame. Students work in teams throughout the weekend to create holistic, viable solutions. Mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams, providing real-world context that enriches the student learning experience.

Members of the media are invited to cover the event and should RSVP to Abby Butler in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or