While teaching at Stony Brook University Clarke noticed a need for students to connect and collaborate on projects. She also saw this as a means to encourage interdisciplinary groups to form. As part of her web design class students began to work with Clarke on this idea. The project became tenable as a tangible platform, Clarke worked with selected students to develop the application. Most notably it was used for large hackathons, including the CEWITT (Center for Wireless Information Technology) third annual Hack@CEWIT. Meshed also won several awards, including a TALENT Grant and Entrepreneurs Grant.