Collaborative student team’s project wins first at VentureWell 2018 OPEN Minds Showcase

March 28, 2018
| By: Kim Foli Ikpo
The energy was high Saturday night when a team of students learned they had taken the top prize at The OPEN Minds Showcase during the VentureWell OPEN 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, for their creation of a device that could bring light and electricity to millions of children around the world currently unable to study at night. For the 10 students, the aftermath of the 48-hour design challenge hosted by Texas A&M University’s Engineering Entrepreneurship Program last month culminated in their winning first place and being awarded $3,000 for the continuation of their product.

Aggies host Invent for the Planet with 13 universities participating in 48 hour challenge

February 14, 2018
| By: Kim Foli Ikpo
The Engineering Entrepreneurship Program at Texas A&M University is hosting the first Invent for the Planet — a 48-hour global design challenge that aims to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. From Cambodia to New Mexico, 14 universities around the world are joining the challenge to invent for our planet.
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