Upon walking into the main Engineering building that housed PennApps over the weekend, I was overwhelmed by the sight of hundreds of empty snack wrappers, half-eaten pieces of pizza, and students huddled around countless computer screens. Despite its superficially sophomoric appearance, you could immediately tell that the students participating in PennApps were some of the most driven and ambitious young minds that the field of engineering has to offer. The students spent the weekend collaborating on projects that seemed like ideas of a futuristic science fiction movie, from smart-insulin injectors to a popularity analysis utilizing tweets about the election. Though the students were operating on frighteningly low amounts of sleep, many of them were willing to chat with me about their projects and experience so far at PennApps.

Zach Sheldon | Associate Photo Editor

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