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Big Ideas Virtual Week

Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020

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The Big Ideas Virtual Week five-day event provides an up-close and personal view into the robust research investment that is transforming the future of Texas State University as a national research university.

This five-day, free event (hosted on Zoom) will be held from the comfort of your home or office, and begins on Monday, September 28 and ends Friday, October 2. Each day, a single Big Idea will be highlighted by alumni, industry partners, faculty and students, with live streamed presentations and pre-recorded, in-depth conversations.

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Meet Alumni Innovators

Bobcat alumni and industry leaders will talk about how Big Ideas research emerging from Texas State is being applied out in the world. Find out how they have led successful implementations of novel Big Ideas technologies across diverse industries and discover the opportunities and the insights that will change our future. Featured Speakers

What’s in store for Big Ideas Virtual Week?

You will be proud to see how the university is contributing cutting edge research capabilities, preparing the best and brightest minds at Texas State to address today’s challenges and opening new professional pathways for our students through Big Ideas.

This virtual event will be every bit as amazing as a traditional format because we brought the same great content (more actually!) and formatted each session to be as engaging as possible.

All live streaming presentations will occur daily, in morning and afternoon sessions at dedicated times. You don’t have to choose between them, you can attend as many as you want. Our Big Ideas Virtual Week webpages will also include thought-provoking video interviews with experts. Sign up through our website to stay updated as we publish new videos. Visit Big Ideas Virtual Week

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Monday, September 28/ Learning With Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

Discover ways augmented and virtual reality technologies are being used to revolutionize law enforcement training, construction, engineering, and more. The AM session will feature alumni and industry partners utilizing AR/VR in their work. The PM session will showcase students and faculty members who are focused on research projects related to AR/VR. Monday Schedule

Tuesday, September 29/ Translational Health

Researchers at Texas State are working to put academic research into practice to improve the health and wellness of people. During the AM session, learn from alumni and industry partners about Translational Health as it relates to cancer research, nutrition, health communication, aging and dementia studies, and addiction. The PM session will include speakers from the Be the Match Program and the Texas School Safety Center. Tuesday Schedule

Wednesday, September 30/ Materials With Intelligence

Faculty researchers are focused on finding practical ways to advance sensor technology and create new materials that can reconfigure themselves to react to environmental conditions. The AM and PM sessions will feature faculty and students covering topics on improving the lifecycle management of infrastructure through sensor systems and predictive modeling. Wednesday Schedule

Thursday, October 1/ Harnessing Big Data

Texas State faculty are leading data scientists who have partnered with the National Institutes of Health and Fortune 500 companies. During the AM session, hear from industry partners and alumni about how harnessing big data addresses complex societal problems in banking, construction, mental health, workplace technology, and more. In the PM session, faculty and students are working to position Texas State as an international leader in data science. Thursday Schedule

Friday, October 2/ Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation driven entrepreneurship is preparing graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset who are self-motivated innovators and creators. In the AM and PM sessions, explore the ways Texas State is engaging students in the theory and practice of creating value from ideas and opportunities. Friday Schedule
All In for Big Ideas

Whether you’re a Bobcat alumni, faculty, student, industry partner, or friend you’ll connect with all kinds of like-minded people during Big Ideas Virtual Week. We encourage you to join us for this deep-dive insider event to learn about the emerging Big Ideas at Texas State that are revolutionizing approaches to social and business challenges.

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Sep 28, 2020
Oct 2, 2020
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Virtual Event, Ticketed