Solving National Security Issues

Hacking for Defense™ (H4D), a course designed for all undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and programs, takes an entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary approach to America’s hardest national security challenges. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team to research, design, and propose a solution for a real national security challenge presented by one of the course’s sponsors.


Learning Objective 1

Understand how to solve problems with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Learning Objective 2

Understand and apply Lean LaunchPad principles to the Department of Defense problem.

Learning Objective 4

Understand and apply entreprenurial tools such as the Mission Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas

Learning Objective 5

Develop criticial professional skills such as interviewing, complex problem-soving, prototyping, and public speaking.