2020 CBusStudent Hack WINNERS!

Columbus, OH (April 17, 2020)

Franklin University and its branch campus, Urbana University hosted students from central Ohio and Champaign County area high schools for the 5th Annual Hackathon.

Throughout the 2-month programming contest, students learned how to navigate and create apps focused on Securing Our Community. Through their efforts, CBusStudentHack students learn 21st-century skills via computer science education, and prepared for college and career readiness, all while solving real-world problems that opened the doors of opportunity and creativity.

Click here for Senior Finalists Videos.


  • First Place
    Team hips.setLie(false); from Upper Arlington HS
  • Second Place
    Teams BBQFG from Grove City HS and CHENT from Upper Arlington HS
  • Rookie Team
    Team The Upcoming from Columbus Downtown HS
  • Hackers Choice
    • Cohort A
      Team E from Dublin Jerome High School
    • Cohort B
      Team theMadder.baby() from Upper Arlington HS
    • Cohort C
      Team alain.juice(); from Upper Arlington HS

In support of the need to increase the number of students entering STEM fields, all participants who completed this year’s CbusStudenthack challenge have been offered a scholarship toward attending either Franklin University or Urbana University – up to $40,000.

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Battelle and the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

To learn more about the CBusStudentHack visit https://cbusstudenthack.org/ and to continue the conversation on social media please use the hashtag #CBusStudentHack.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.