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.
February 18, 2017
What will our world look like in 10, 20, 50 years? What impact will technology have on our lives and society? We are asking our students to imagine what an Intelligent Future means to them and the benefit it can bring to our world. Texas A&M Invents for Intelligent Future will challenge three student teams to dream, design and develop technology that will make an intelligent future a reality. More information on Texas A&M Invents for an Intelligent Future.
Automation, Robotics, 3-D Printing and Drones for Construction
March 3-5, 2017
Join us in this Aggies Invent as we research and explore new ways that buildings, roads and other structures will be built in the next 100 years. You will be challenged to incorporate the latest technology – from 3-D printing to robotics, drones, systems automation, internet of things and new materials because the job site of the future is going to look, and operate, dramatically different than it does today. The student teams who identify the most compelling and innovative solutions for building vertical or horizontal structures will win this competition and gain global exposure through our partners.
April 7-9, 2017
Veterinary care is evolving; pet owners are looking for more personalized, convenient, and affordable resources to ensure their companions are happy and healthy. The role of the veterinarian is also changing as we seek new ways to communicate with, monitor, and support our patients both inside and outside of the hospital walls. You will be challenged to create technological strategies and solutions to improve veterinary patient outcomes. Solutions may incorporate aspects of veterinary clinical skills training, creation of sensors to monitor the health of non-verbal patients, or the implementation of new diagnostic tools to empower the veterinary team. There has never been a better time to transform veterinary care.
Bring Your Own Idea
September 16-18, 2016
Have an idea you want to bring to the market? Want to team with someone who has a great idea? This Aggies Invent is for you. Register for this very unique and fun Aggies Invent. Pitch your idea and if it is chosen, then you and your team will compete for $2,225.00 in prize money.
Internet of Things
October 21-23, 2016
Technology allows us to create intelligent devices that are connected via the internet. Today, this is called the Internet of Things (IoT). It is opening new business opportunities with huge potential. Aggies Invent will tackle developing devices, processing techniques, and adding intelligence to addressable devices. We will focus on what we can build, but more importantly, what can we build for new business opportunities! Let’s make the Internet of Things come alive!
December 2-4, 2016
Effective medical care depends on the availability of appropriate facilities and the proper application of technology, processes and training. This Aggies Invent will focus on three aspects of medical care: obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and aging care. Maxim Integrated, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M Engineering and Texas Children’s Hospital, through multidisciplinary collaboration, have identified problems needing solutions. Working together, we can enhance the effectiveness and provide critically needed innovations in care. Team with us to help others.
February 3-5, 2017
What if we could change the way we educate and inspire students and teachers? How could WE help K-12 teachers make education more effective and engaging? In partnership with students from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College
of Education and Human Development, engineering students will develop solutions to issues encountered in classrooms and schools. There are over 54 million K-12 students in the United States. Let’s make a difference.