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Big Ideas Virtual Week

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The Big Ideas Virtual Week provided 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. Explore all Big Ideas.

Big Ideas week

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

Featured Live Speakers

Here’s who you can expect to see during our video recording of the live streamed sessions. Check the schedule below for each Big Idea day to get the recorded session program.
Tania Betancourt

Tania Betancourt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University

Pete Blair

Pete Blair, Ph.D.

Executive Director, ALERRT Center, Texas State University

Larry Fulton

Larry Fulton

Associate Professor, School of Health Administration, Texas State University

Ronnie Lozano

Ronnie Lozano, Ph.D.

Chair, Texas State Radiation Therapy Program, Be The Match

Big Ideas Out in The World

Virtual Week Speaker Lineup

Check back frequently for in-depth conversations with alumni and industry experts discussing ways Big Ideas being applied out in the world. 

Big Ideas Week Live Session Videos

In case you missed Big Ideas Virtual Week, live session recordings are now available.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - LEARNING WITH AR/VR 
AM SESSION - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING

On this day, experience live streaming AM and PM sessions featuring in-depth conversations with TXST experts about augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology. Because almost any situation can be made virtual, new models can be applied to improve outcomes for law enforcement, nursing, engineering, and more. Visit AR/VR Virtual Week webpage


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH

AM LIVE SESSION - 10 AM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING
PM LIVE SESSION - 2 PM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING

This day will feature AM and PM sessions with TXST faculty and alumni working to accelerate the translation of research into reality. Interdisciplinary teams of researchers have the real-world knowledge to partner with the community to implement new approaches to pressing health challenges. 

Visit Translational Health Virtual Week webpage


SEPTEMBER 30 - MATERIALS WITH INTELLIGENCE 

AM LIVE SESSION - 10:30 AM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING
PM LIVE SESSION - 4 PM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING

The topic for this day will showcase AM and PM live streaming sessions with our faculty researchers who are focused on finding practical ways to advance sensor technology and to create new materials that can reconfigure themselves to react to environmental conditions.

Visit Materials with Intelligence Virtual Week webpage


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 - HARNESSING BIG DATA

AM LIVE SESSION - 10 AM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING
PM LIVE SESSION - 2 PM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING

Big Data is changing Texas and the world. Join us on this day for AM and PM sessions showcasing Texas State faculty and experts in the field who are leading data scientists who have partnered with the National Institutes of Health and Fortune 500 companies. 

Visit Harnessing Big Data Virtual Week webpage


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 - INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AM LIVE SESSION - 11 AM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING
PM LIVE SESSION - 1 PM - CLICK TO VIEW THE LIVE SESSION RECORDING

On this day, the spotlight is on Texas State faculty who are preparing graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset who are self-motivated innovators. Tune in for AM and PM live streaming sessions and see how TXST is developing new ways to engage students in the practice of creating value from ideas and opportunities.

Visit Innovation and Entrepreneurship Virtual Week webpage


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    For More Information

    To learn more about Big Ideas, please contact Dr. Dan Perry in the Office of Development at dperry@txstate.edu or call 512.245.4055.