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Aggies Invent


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.

Upcoming Events

September 28-30, 2018 | Smart Campus

October 26-28, 2018 | Internet of Things (IOT)

November 30- December 1, 2018 | Augmented and Virtual Reality

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February 15-17, 2019 | Invent for the Planet

Invent for the Planet February 15-17, 2019

Invent for the Planet 2018 challenged students to tackle big issues such as species conservation and basic human rights. The students developed products with the goal of making the world a better place for the inventors of tomorrow.

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Smart Campus

September 28-30, 2018

Deadline: 9/17/2018

Today we use apps for navigation, ride-sharing, and local weather enabled by GPS outdoor location service, but nothing exists for apps that use indoor location. How much time have you wasted inside a building looking for something, someone or someplace? This Aggies Invent – Smart Campus Experiment, sponsored by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is for you! Participants will use the new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology in the Zachry Engineering Education Complex to invent and prototype a more relevant and engaging mobile experience indoors.

Internet of Things (IOT)

October 26-28, 2018

Deadline: 10/15/2018

Technology, culture, and media are ushering in the promise of rapid, agile, and transformative services that make our lives better, but they also present new challenges and a new generation of unconventional warfare. From the battlefield to the ballot box, it’s a new generation of strategic war games and our government agencies need help to overcome very real threats to our country. Technological advances allow us to create intelligent integrated devices, applications, and sensors that are connected via the internet. It is opening new business opportunities with huge potential. Aggie Invent will tackle developing devices, processing techniques, and adding intelligence to addressable devices.

Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR)

November 30- December 1, 2018

Deadline: 11/19/2018

Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are taking the world by storm! From immersive gaming experiences to innovative learning platforms and virtual collaborative worlds for a wide range of professionals such as engineers, medical professionals, designers and astronauts, there are a wide range of industries that benefit from immersive technology such as AR/VR. As the primary sponsor for this weekend, DellEMC 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!


January 18-20, 2019

Deadline: 1/7/2019

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.

Invent for the Planet

February 15-17, 2019

Deadline: 2/4/2019

Invent for the Planet 2019 challenged students to tackle big issues such as species conservation and basic human rights. The students developed products with the goal of making the world a better place for the inventors of tomorrow.

Assistive Technologies

April 5-7, 2019

Deadline: 3/25/2019

Assistive Technology aids disabled individuals as well as the global community through technological advancements. Aggies Invent is an opportunity to sponsor highly motivated, multi-disciplinary student teams spending an intensive weekend working on a technological challenge facing your company. Where else but Texas A&M University can you partner with innovation and advance your company’s education mission with the best and brightest university students?