Students in the College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University placed first against 12 other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Black Enterprise 2019 BE SMART Hackathon, winning the event for the third time since its inception.

“Our computer science students are some of the best prepared in the country,” said Dr. Dorothy Yuan, chair of the Department of Computer Science in N.C. A&T’s College of Engineering. “We’re proud to celebrate their success.”

A&T bested a strong group of competitors from such schools as Hampton University, Morehouse College and Xavier University, winner of last year’s competition.

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Originally published Sept.18, 2019.