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

 

 

Ignite Sparky Design Challenge

Devils Invent: Hardening of Soft Targets

March 26–28, 2021, virtually

Our first event of the spring semester, Devils Invent: Hardening of Soft Targets! Students from Arizona State University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) were challenged by the Department of Homeland Security and the Phoenix Police Department to develop innovative infrastructure defense systems to prevent vehicle ramming or cyber security attacks!

Event Winners:

1st – Maya Muir, Elisa Magtoto, Zain Sidhwa, Mohan Parekh, and Mitchell Laukonen
2nd – Janelle Domantay, Yuria Mann, and Dylan Obata
3rd – Curtiss Brouthers, Abraham Castaneda, Zeinab Mohammed, and Niranjana Venkatesan
3rd – Andrew Deros, Nihar Masurkar, William Noll, Allexander Hollar, and Ben Weber