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2023 Make-a-Thon Schedule

The following is an outline of the progression of the competition and is subject to change.

Events Bolded and Italicized are MANDATORY

*All times are in Pacific Standard Time

Sunday, February 5th

  • 11:59 PM Registration closes

Monday, February 6th

  • 9:00 AM Teams are released

Thursday, February 9th

  • 7:00-8:00 PM Make-a-Thon Committee Office Hours/Info Session

Friday, February 10th

  • 4:45-5:15 PM Mandatory check-in for all participants

  • 5:15-5:30 PM Make-a-Thon Kick-off Presentation

  • 5:30-6:30 PM Keynote Speech: Dr. Mangadu, M.D., Ph.D., UTEP

  • 6:45-7:45 PM Challenge Reveal Presentation and Maker's Toolkit Release

  • 7:45-8:15 PM Q&A session

Saturday, February 11th

  • 7:30-8:00 AM Mandatory team check-in with Make-a-Thon Committee member

  • 8:00-9:00 AM Begin brainstorming

  • 9:00-10:00 AM Technical Workshop: CAD - Professor Raymond Kim

  • 10:00-11:00 AM Technical Workshop: 3D Printing - 3D4E

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Technical Workshop: Arduino

  • 12:00-3:00 PM Mentor Availability

  • 3:00 PM CAD and informal presentation submission deadline

  • 3:30-5:00 PM Informal presentation to mentors

  • 5:30 PM Mentor Feedback

  • 6:00 PM-12:00 AM Fabrication and 3D printing availability

Sunday, February 12th

  • 7:30-8:00 AM Mandatory team check-in with Make-a-Thon Committee member

  • 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Fabrication and 3D printing availability

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Mentor Availability

  • 12:00-2:00 PM Design refinement and final presentation preparation

  • 2:00 PM Final presentation submission deadline

  • 3:00-5:30 PM Final presentations

  • 7:30-8:00 PM Results Announcement and Closing Ceremony

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