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Hack@CEWIT 2021
Innovating Through the Pandemic

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February 26-28, 2021 | CEWIT 

The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) hosts its fifth annual student hackathon bringing over 300 regional hackers, industry sponsorship commitments, and hands-on tech talks and workshops together virtually for a two-day technical challenge awarding over $5K in prizes. The theme this year is Innovating Through the Pandemic. Technology has become more important than ever this past year and we believe students can create incredible new innovations to further enhance the quality of life with technology.

The two-day digital hack culminating at the end of George Washington's birthday week is designed in collaboration with our core industry partners, sponsors, and member entrepreneurs to select scenarios that will have a direct, real-world application to their product portfolios. All students must pre-register in advance.  



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Hack@CEWIT is a Major League Hacking Event

Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each year, MLH powers over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world. MLH is an engaged and passionate maker community, consisting of the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

Interested in participating in Hack@CEWIT, sponsoring the event, or have a questions for our team? Contact us at  


2020 Student Hacker Testimonials

" One of the most well-organized hackathons and keeps getting better every year!" Ian, Johnson and Wales University 

"Hack@CEWIT was a great experience. We built a productivity app for kids called "Diego the Dog". Most of our team came into this hackathon with zero Flutter experience. Through a combination of YouTube tutorials and online examples, we increased our Flutter knowledge tenfold. Hack@CEWIT just might have started something really big for us!" Stony Brook University Student

"Hack@CEWIT is an amazing experience to learn & make use of new technology & make new friends along the way!" John, Stony Brook University



The New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University with Major League Hacking


Hack@CEWIT is CEWIT's interdisciplinary student hackathon, focusing on industry-relevant technical challenges to advance enterprising, student-powered solutions


43-hour weekend event during George Washington's birthday week , Friday, February 26 to Sunday, February 28, 2021. 


Hack@CEWIT is completely digital. No need to travel, you can particpate from the comfort of your home.


A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which teams come together to  utilize technology to transform ideas into reality

  Hack@CEWIT 2021 Sponsors

The Program

What to Expect 

Hack@CEWIT 2021 will feature an interactive speaker series, deep dive workshops, industry hacker guru program, games, multimedia experiences, and specialized opportunities for recruitment. 

Hackers will be given the opportunity to innovate directly from the APIs of CEWIT industry partners and Hack@CEWIT sponsors, as well as listen in on deep dive workshops and tech talks that discuss all aspects of the software that is available for the duration of the Hack@CEWIT (and for future projects).



Frequently Asked Questions

Deep Dive Workshops & Tech Talks

Over 25 tech talks and deep-dive workshops introduce a range of new technologies and possibilities to hackers. Hack@CEWIT features both tech and entrepreneurial-focused sessions as well as zero-to-hero tracks on available software to kick things off.  Some of the workshops will be ran by industry professionals who can help you understand the criteria for certain industry sponsored prize categories.  

Workshop list will be posted soon!

Top Prizes, Games & Fun 

See The 2020 Final Projects


The Players


Both graduate and undergraduate students living in the US are welcome to particpate in Hack@CEWIT. Max 4 per team.

Learn new skills and connect with companies both small and large looking to recruit their next generation of talent, all while collaborating with new peers on market-disrupting, real-world applications.    

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How Does it Work?


Sponsors & Mentors

Hack@CEWIT is  designed in conjunction with our core industry partners, sponsors, and member entrepreneurs to select scenarios that will have a direct, real-world application to their product portfolios, providing students the opportunity to work on industry-relevant solutions and encouraging relationships with companies in the STEM fields.

Last year, Hack@CEWIT brought in over $40K in industry sponsorship and included a 40+ mentor crew of technical experts, engineers, and business mentors assisting with student projects, leading workshops and tech talks, and teaching new software programs.

We are looking for mentors to assist students with software issues they might have in developing their hack. If you are interested in volunteering as a software mentor please contact, with your name, affiliation, and days/times you are available to mentor.

Partner With Us 

Leverage student brainpower to build a quick and effective prototype of a new product, explore unique and cutting-edge interpretations of pre-existing technology and drive targeted, company-specific innovations.

  Sponsorship Opportunities Coming Soon!



student hackers



in industry sponsorships


tech talks & deep dive workshops


in cash & swag prizes