StudentRND inspires students to work on tech projects in their spare time.
Why should I join StudentRND?
You're a student, and you're interested in technology. However,
- You're interested in technology, but you don't know where to begin.
- Building robots for a competition is fun, but you want to do something more meaningful.
- Whenever you try to work on a tech project, you never finsh. Perhaps something doesn't work, so you get frustrated and play videogames for the next week. Or you get distracted, because there's a homework assignment tomorrow and a test next week.
We were frustrated by the same things. That's why we started StudentRND. In 2009, Edward Jiang convinced his friends to hang out at his house and build cool technology projects instead of getting a summer job. And that's grown into StudentRND today, a community of students who help each other do amazing things.
What does StudentRND do?
At CodeDay, we (high school and college students) get together to build cool apps and games in 24 hours. It's almost like a party, version 2.0; we chug soda, play loud music, and have lots of fun while coding! At the event, we pitch ideas for games, apps, or websites that they think would be awesome. Then, we form teams and build it. It's a fun and friendly atmosphere, and advanced students get the chance to build something amazing, while beginners start learning from the more advanced students. We're always amazed by the creativity from each event, and we see beginners get inspired and take CodeDay as an opportunity to really dig deep and learn more. Building an app or game at CodeDay is an amazing experience, so it's not surprising that many of us decide to start coding and learning afterwards! Compared to other events where students build things for a competition so they can get something nice on their resume, CodeDay is THE best event for high school and college students who want to code!
We're currently taking CodeDays nationwide, and are looking for volunteers across the country to organize CodeDay. Let us know if you're interested in helping!
During the summer, teams of students apply to and join the StudentRND Labs, where they focus on building something amazing. At CodeDay, we encourage everyone to build something they think is awesome, at the StudentRND Incubator, teams build something that other people think is awesome, too! We meet at the StudentRND space in Bellevue, WA, where there's resources, tools, equipment, as well as a great community of other passionate, motivated students!
In the past, students have done quite a bit during the summer! Notable examples include Tapin.tv, YCombinator-backed company, a Plasma Speaker, which raised $18,500 on Kickstarter, Firedove, and Reis Audio!
I heard something about a space?
In Seattle, we host weekly meetups at our space so that students can use our resources and participate in the community! More info
Notable Projects from StudentRND
- SidebarMohammad Adib, 2013
- APOC Mini Radiation DetectorDavid Stoyanov, 2012
- Reis AudioAndrew Nguyen, 2012
- FiredoveJack Kim, 2012
- StudentRND Incubator Teams2012
- Tapin.tvDavid Tyler, 2011
- Plasma SpeakerMarshall Meng & Matt Chapman, 2011
- Robotic Pipe Organ David Tyler, 2011
- RepRap Eric Yu, 2011
- CNC Router Nolan Miller, 2011
- Statspad Baller Adam Stephenson, 2011
- Surface Computer 2010
- Makerbot Cupcake 2010
- Hoverboard Charles Niu, 2010
StudentRND hosts a 24-hour programming competition every few months called CodeDay.
Want to know more about us?
Check out our online resources.
Look at our blog.
StudentRND in the News
- 2/2013: StudentRND members launch Kickstarter for radiation detector, raise $13K in one week
- 2/2013: Students in code heaven at 'Code Day'
- 2/2013: StudentRND's 1st CodeDay SF = Success!
- 2/2013: Picklestyle, the ultimate Gangnam Style Parody
- 1/2013: The Problems Of Today Will Be Solved By The Minds Of Tomorrow
- 11/2012: High tech high schoolers get hands on at StudentRND
- 10/2012: Pitching Innovation
- 10/2012: Nathan Myhrvold is completely fine with failure and thinks you should be, too
- 9/2012: A think space for student scientists | StudentRND offers workshop for science, tech and engineering
- 8/2012: After Demo Day StudentRND prepares to grow opportunities
- 8/2012: Meet the 7 startup teams in StudentRND's summer incubator
- 8/2012: YC-Backed TapIn.tv Launches To Bring Instantaneous Live Video Streaming To The iPhone
- 5/2012: Bellevue Nonprofit Lab Helps Students Create New Technology
- 4/2012: Nonprofit lets students flex their tech muscles
- 4/2012: Watch Out Silicon Valley: Here Come the Tinkering Teens
- 3/2012: Y Combinator for high-school kids? It's students only at this new startup incubator
- 2/2012: From plasma speakers to robotic pipe organs: Meet the inventors of 'StudentRND'
- 2/2012: StudentRND aims to inspire youth interest in tech, science
- 8/2011: Kickstarter Project Empowers Students, Plays The Mario Theme With Plasma
- 8/2011: Pledgers step up for plasma speakers
- 7/2010: Students set up shop to inspire others to explore science, technology
- 1/2010: $1 million on the line in Chase's Facebook charity contest
- 7/2009: Teenagers launch technology non-profit