These Hacking for Defense Students are Solving National Security Problems
See Their Solutions at 5:00 p.m. (PT), Tuesday, May 31
Communication, disinformation, fraud, streamlining emergency response, espionage, mental health, underwater maintenance and working with the government, are some of the hot topics in this year’s Hacking for Defense (H4D) class at Stanford University. This graduate level course entrenches students in solving national security problems posed by the Army, United States Department of State, In-Q-Tel, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Special Operation Command.
Students spend the quarter using the Lean Launchpad Method to interview stakeholders, identify root causes of defense challenges, and come up with solutions to address challenges. This program mimics the start-up environment creating new technologies, policies and other novel solutions.
The final presentations by students in the course will be held on Tuesday, May 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (PT), in the CEMEX Auditorium at Stanford University. The program will be live-streamed. Register for the event at h4d.stanford.edu.
The H4D course began at Stanford University in 2016 teaching students human-centered design methods to solve real-world Defense Department or Intelligence problems. The Hacking for Defense program is taught at 60 schools in the United States and in four countries. Multi-disciplinary student teams work with active defense or intelligence personnel to develop solutions to their most pressing problems. To learn more, visit h4d.stanford.edu, follow the H4D Stanford blog or on Twitter @StanfordH4D or LinkedIn.