Innevation Center Makerthon
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Where and when will the Makerthon take place?
The Makerthon will be held in the Innevation Center Makerspace. The Innevation Center is approximately two miles south of the University’s main campus. The address is 450 Sinclair Street, Reno, NV, 89501.
The event will start at 5 p.m. Friday, March 12 and all product fabrication will stop at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 14. Teams will be required to leave the Makerspace each night between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Who can apply?
Students from the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or any of the Reno area high schools are eligible to compete.
Do I apply as an individual or as a team?
All applicants will apply individually. You have the option of listing the team name or individual names of applicants you would prefer to work with for the competition. This does not necessarily mean you will be selected with them. Priority will be given to complete teams and efforts will be made to keep teams together, but you ultimately may be placed on a team with individuals that you do not know. There will be a virtual meet and greet prior to the event so all the participants can meet each other and ask questions about the event.
How many people will be selected for the Makerthon?
There will be a total of three teams participating in this competition. One team will represent local high schools, another will represent our local community colleges, and one will represent the University of Nevada, Reno. Each team will have four members for a total of 12 competitors.
How will people be selected?
Applicants will be selected by a review panel based on the submitted applications. A short interview may be requested with applicants before making a final decision.
Do I need to be an engineer to apply?
Absolutely not! You do not need to have any experience with making, building or engineering. Bring your creativity and a desire to problem solve. There will be mentors on hand to assist with the building of your prototype.
Is there a fee to apply/compete?
There is no fee to compete or apply.
Will the event be COVID compliant?
Yes! We are taking every precaution to make sure that all competitors, mentors and staff are safe during this event. In addition to the Innevation Center COVID-19 guidelines, we will be providing individual workspaces for all the participants, providing N95 face masks to be worn for the event, limiting room occupancies, and providing designated spaces for meals. We take all forms of safety very seriously and will be enforcing all guidelines stringently.