March 23, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students will design, build and demonstrate projects to a live audience of students, faculty and representatives from both the health care and tech industries during the first Brain Health Hack this weekend.
 
The two-day event brings together multi-disciplinary students with varying experience from across the nation to create, innovate and build a project in one weekend. The Brain Health Hack is hosted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance and Ohio State’s Neurological Research Institute.
 
The winning teams will have the opportunity to demo their projects at the annual Brain Health and Performance Summit and will be recognized at the summit dinner event on April 5.
 
Students will have access to professional mentors, workshops and loaner hardware during the event. The Brain Health Hack will feature judges from academia, industry and Ohio State alumni. On Sunday, participants will share their projects with two sets of judges who will score the projects based a rubric that includes: technical difficulty, functionality, intuitiveness, usefulness/impact, creativity, teamwork and overall wow factor.
 
MEDIA: To make arrangements during the weekend to cover the Brain Health Hack at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Center, 460 W. 10th Ave., contact Eileen Scahill, senior manager of Media Relations, at 614-354-9660.
 
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Media Contact: Eileen Scahill, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu