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2020 – 2021 Events

Ignite Sparky Design Challenge

Ignite Sparky: Powered by Devils Invent

October 2–4, 2020, virtually

The Ignite Sparky Design Challenge aims to “level-up” Sparky, the most loved and feared mascot in the Pac-12, if not the entire NCAA, by developing the most awe-inspiring and innovative mascot powers imaginable. During social-distancing, Sparky wants to hunker down and essentially become a technologically-enhanced super hero in time for the Fall 2021 school sports season. He also wants to leverage ASU’s #1 in Innovation status to become the most innovative college mascot in the world. To do so, Sparky knows he must assemble a multi-disciplinary team of the most creative, technologically-adept, charismatic, and purpose-driven ASU students to help him achieve his goals. Are you in?

Event Winners: 

1st – Andrew Deros, Alexander Hollar, Nihar Masurkar, Benjamin Weber, and Jordan Eiselt
2nd – Taylor Boatwright
3rd – Hana Randall, Magesh Sridhar, and Morgan Cividanes


Ignite Sparky Design Challenge

Devils Invent: Drone Defense

October 23–25, 2020, virtually

Our second event of the fall semester, “DRONE DEFENSE“! Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and Boeing! Collaborate with your group to develop a product or counter measure to prevent or minimize a drone threat.

Event Winners:

1st – Team KCAan: Nihar Masurkar, Andrew Deros, Alexander Hollar, Connor Durkee, and Kyle Muncie
2nd – Honey Badgers: Benjamin Berrey, Christian Stoddard, Andrew Hredzak, Hector Nunez, and Madhav Seth
3rd – DevilSec: Ankur Chowdhary, Matt Keeley, and Matthew Merrill



Ignite Sparky Design Challenge

Devils Invent: ASU / Devex Global Hackathon

November 13–15, 2020, virtually

Our third event of the fall semester, Devils Invent: ASU/Devex Global Hackathon! Students for this event were tasked with creating solutions to 5 real-world development challenges aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)! Those who participated at ASU competed for a spot to go up against students from around the world and created solutions to 3 of the 5 areas related to: business transforming development, data revolution, and innovation at scale!

Event Winners:

Team One: Austin Brown and Hunter Silvey
Team Two: Elijah Norris and Emily Hagood
Team Three: Richmond Kusi