Our fully remote summer research fellows moved forward with new and continuing projects despite the challenge of working from home. Read and watch below to learn about the exciting progress of our research fellows who come from Inventors practicum courses and advanced teams.
Please read our plan of action statement to elevate the voices of our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color student innovators and our commitment against racism and for building a stronger platform for rising Innovators from underrepresented groups in the sciences and entrepreneurship.
Post-practicum, students can continue to pursue their innovative projects through the formation of "iTeams" ("inventor teams") of students who independently drive and structure advanced R&D projects. This Spring we had a number of ongoing projects from 2019 as well as a few teams who pivoted their work into COVID-related research and design efforts. Read on for brief project descriptions!
Spring 2020 brought a lot of change. Inventors students taking practicum courses rose to the challenge of change and uncertainty with empathy, drive, and creativity. Celebrate student accomplishment with us by reading summaries of the practicum course students and projects from our undergraduate TAs.
In a matter of hours, teams of undergraduate students from diverse educational backgrounds collaborated with faculty and industry mentors to engineer solutions to authentic problems faced by STEM industry and research. Students ideated closely with their mentors to help bring fresh perspectives to existing challenges, received critical feedback, and even pitched their final ideas at the end of the Sprint. We are extremely pleased with the outcomes of the Sprint and would like to thank both the students and mentors for making it such a memorable experience. Please read about the different topics below.
Ever wonder how much you could get done in a single day's work? Ask the 100 students who joined us from CNS, Engineering, and beyond for fast-paced research and problem-solving on Oct 5th and Oct 26 this Fall!
News outlets have highlighted UT's Inventors Program.
Read dispatches from participants in our first Inventors Sprints.
Inventors Program students completed a GMO-safety project.
Student teams are putting renewed focus on improving the health and understanding of the Waller Creek watershed.