industry members
Dave Hintz
marketing director   Envision Networks
Becky Palmer
B104.7 Morning Show Co-Host   iHeartMedia
Bob Pickett
KVET APD/MD   iHeartMedia
Kerry Wolfe
SVPP   iHeartMedia-WMIL
Justin Michael
Executive Producer   The Big Time with Whitney Allen

Beasley Honors Media Innovation Hackathon Winners At CES

The awards ceremony for winners of the Media Innovation Hackathon Initiative was held THURSDAY, January 10th at the UNLV Office of Economic Development booth at the CES in Las Vegas. The purpose of the Media Hackathon Initiative is to generate potential commercial products and services utilizing existing media technology, data, and infrastructure.
Student teams spent the Fall 2018 semester detailing their visions of media innovation with guidance from University Of Las Vegas faculty mentors. A panel of experts from Beasley Media Group and UNLV reviewed the proposals; Beasley

provided cash prizes to the winners:

1st Place ($5,000): Using AM/FM Frequencies to Charge Devices
Team members: Erick Serrano, Kristine Monsada, Matias Allietti, Ricardo Rodriguez and Yuria Mann 
UNLV faculty mentor: Natalierose Pennington (Communication Studies)

2nd Place ($2,500):
Augmented Intelligence in Smart Cities
Team members: Edison Smith, Peter Hernandez and ALDAIR CALLEJAS 
UNLV faculty mentor: Si "SJ" Kim (Entertainment Engineering and Design)

3rd Place ($1,000):
Fernwell App for Tourism Using Social Media
Team members: Ricardo Guzman, Ashtin Hofert, Joshua Padilla, Francisco Reyes, Allie Ryerson and Fausto Vega 
UNLV faculty mentor: Bryan Blankfield (Communication Studies),,