Solving Problems in 48 Hours
Aggies Invent is a 48 hour intensive design experience offered at the Engineering Innovation Center (EIC), a 20,000 square foot rapid prototyping lab. The format of the experience is to engage 60 or more students in multidiscipline/multi-level teams in hands on projects that will push their innovation, creativity, and communication skills. Each event will have a specific theme and will be designed in collaboration with industry and faculty. At the final presentations, Aggies Invent teams will compete for cash awards. 1st place – $1,000, 2nd place – $750, and 3rd place – $500 per team.
The end goal is to provide students the opportunity to acquire skills essential to becoming successful innovation leaders and support them in founding startup companies.
Invent for the Planet
February 16-18, 2018
How can you tackle big issues such as species conservation and human rights? Make your mark on the world during [U] Invent: Invent for the Planet. You will focus on developing products to make the world a better place for the inventors of tomorrow.
SOCOM (Special Operations Command)
October 13-15, 2017
SOCOM invites you to put your innovation and design skills to the test by developing novel products to assist the sponsoring agency, the United States SPECIAL Operations Command. You will be tasked to solve problems in the fields of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, foreign humanitarian assistance, and hostage rescue and recovery. Are you up for the challenge?
November 17-19, 2017
Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are taking the world by storm! From immersive gaming experiences to training programs for astronauts, there is a wide range of industries that benefit from AR/VR. As the primary sponsor for this weekend, Dell will be providing AR/VR equipment and expertise to assist students all weekend long. We want to see students dream up the next generation in AR/VR software, wearables and so much more!