Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Hackathon: Girls vs. Boys

An engineering hackathon titled "Girls vs. Boys" will be held by Skoltech students on December 6, 2014

An engineering hackathon titled “Girls vs. Boys” will be held by Skoltech students on December 6, 2014

If you’re an engineering student (girl or boy) here is one event you do not want to miss:

Girls vs. Boys Hackathon.

The competition, scheduled for December 6, will focus on engineering (not coding) challenges. The tasks will test participants’ engineering creativity and problem solving skills within a limited time frame.

And here is the twist, devised by the organizers, who are all Skoltech students:  teams made of three female participants will face off teams consisting of three male contestants. Hence, girls vs. boys.

Current and prospective students are welcome to join the hackfest. Organizers will be happy to help assemble teams for those who have none. Deadline for registration is November 10. For more info and registration:

And may the best persons win.

* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advances scientific knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

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