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Annual SXSW Hackathon Exposes Students to Tech Possibilities

This weekend sixty-five high school and undergraduate students from across the country will converge on Austin for the chance to develop a mobile app
FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Aaron Curry, 17, from McKinley Tech High School, puts lubrication on a set of cogs as school kids get a jump-start on their robot projects at the start of the FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology - Robotics Competition build season at McKinley Technology High School on January 9, 2010, in Washington, DC. The Washington Post / Washington Post/Getty Images

This weekend sixty-five high school and undergraduate students from across the country will converge on Austin, Texas for the chance to develop a mobile app.

The second annual

Autumn Cavinesss is the interim director of the W.E.B. DuBois Honors program at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin.