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Information & Schedule

Aggies Invent will challenge you to put your theory into practice solving real world problems. You will interact with professional and graduate student mentors, be supported by professional maker staff, have access to the most outstanding facility in the College of Engineering, and will build something amazing. Most of all, you will meet people interested in innovation, gain exposure to new technology, find ways around roadblocks, sleep a bit, and most of all have tremendous fun!

1
The Dance

Team Formation
Mentor Interaction

2
The Design

Project Scope
Project Requirements
Design Concepts
Baseline Designs

3
The Doing

Prototyping
Fabrication
Status Updates

4
The Deal

Dry Runs
Technical Paper
90 Second Video
Presentation
Awards

 

Schedule

 

Friday

Engineering Innovation Center (EIC)

4:00 pm

Gather and Ice Breaker

Outline the Program and Expectations

Explain the Facility and Resources Available

Schedule Overview

Challenge Perceptions


5:00 pm

Seed Needs and Topics

Visit Sponsor/Mentor Tables


6:00 pm

Dinner


7:00 pm

Team Formation

Team Brainstorm

Initial Concept Development


7:45 pm

Mentor Training


9:00 pm

Concept Presentation (10 Min)

Basic Idea

Approach

Physical Representation of Approach/Prototype (Cardboard or Fabric – Preferred)

Resources Needed

Questions and Discussion


10:30 pm

Break for the Night

 


 

Saturday

Engineering Innovation Center (EIC)

8:00 am

Breakfast


9:00 – 11:00 am

Micro-Controller Experts Available


11:00 am – Noon

Status & Need Reports Due

Fabrication Consultation Available*


Noon

Lunch


1:00 pm

Registration Deadline for Fabrication Request Review †


2:00 – 3:00pm

Fabrication Request Reviews


5:00 pm

Status & Need Reports Due §

Emergency Fabrication Requests ‡

6:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 – 9:00pm

Video Creation Training §

Elevator Pitch Training §

10:00 pm – till

Team Work Continues

 


 

Sunday

Engineering Innovation Center (EIC)

8:00 am

Breakfast


8:30 – 11:00 am

Team Work


11:00 am

Presentation/ White Paper Technical Review

2 Minute Video Introduction Review by Staff


Noon

Lunch


12:30 – 2:00 pm

Team Work and Practice Presentations


2:00 – 3:00 pm

Clean up Areas and Turn in Unused Material

All Final Presentations and Videos Must Be Loaded Into Designated Computers By 2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Team Presentations (10 min per team)

5:00 pm

Awards

5:30 pm

Final Clean-up and Depart