August 29, 2018

John Judge, dean, engineering, and LeQuan Clinton, masters student, architecture and planning, were quoted in an Our Sunday Visitor story about the School of Engineering’s hackathon held last spring, and the team who was then sent to the first Vatican hackathon, and won second place.

When many people think of a great Catholic university, perhaps they picture ivy-covered walls in front of quads swarming with priests and theology students, or centuries-old universities in Europe dating back to the Middle Ages, or gold football helmets on a chilly fall Saturday. Until recently, they most likely did not picture a group of students nearly winning an international “hackathon” hosted by the Vatican.

But that is just what happened last spring. The Catholic University of America — one of the preeminent Catholic universities in the United States, and the only pontifical university in the country — sent a team of five to the first-ever Hackathon at the Vatican. The CUA team took second place overall. ...

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