Northeastern NACME Hackathon Team Wins 2nd Place

The Annual NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering) Conference for 2022 was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Advised by Richard Harris, associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Engineering, students from COE, Khoury, COS, and CSSH competed in an inaugural Hackathon sponsored by NACME. As part of the Hackathon, students from diverse engineering and computer science disciplines from across the country participated in a 30-hour Hackathon to design, develop, and market a solution to a real-world problem. There were four different themes of real-world problems. The Northeastern NACME students had two teams competing in two of the four themes. Both teams were finalists and one of the teams placed second and won Silver. The participants were as follows (missing from the photo is Mariana Nkoudou):

  1. Alec Tellez – CyberSecurity/Criminology (CSSH) – Team 1
  2. Ananda Francis – Data Science (Khoury) – Team 1
  3. Christian Feliciano – Computer Science (Khoury) – Team 1
  4. Ise Okhiria – Computer Science/Mathematics (Khoury) –  Team 1
  5. Katherine Aristizabal Norena – Computer Science (Khoury) – Team 2
  6. Sebastian Feliciano –  Computer Science (Khoury) – Team 2
  7. Daunte Pean – Mechanical Engineering (COE) – Team 2
  8. Mariana Nkoudou – Behavioral Neuroscience (COS) – Team 2

Northeastern University is an official NACME University Partner and the only Commonwealth of Massachusetts-based NACME partner. This partnership status provides Northeastern with 24 NACME Scholars (Engineering and/or Computer Science) as part of a Block grant from 2020 – 2024. COE alumna, Michele Lezama, E’88, is the CEO and President of NACME.

Related Faculty: Richard Harris

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering