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It’s not a pitch competition. It’s not a hackathon. It’s simply in a class of its own. Aggies Invent at Texas A&M University has found a way to create an innovative experience where students come together from across the university to create solutions and prototypes in just 48 hours. Each Agg…


Two Texas A&M University directors were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop the TAMU-iSite, an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site. The half-million dollar grant will allow Magda Lagoudas, executive director of industry and nonprofit partnerships and instructional associ…


Effective medical care depends on the availability of appropriate facilities and the proper application of technology, processes and training. More than 50 students from across the university joined together to design medical applications to improve that medical care at the most recent Aggies Inve…


Student innovation was truly the theme for the latest Aggies Invent. Medical devices, physical therapy aids, water quality testing, weed eaters and fashion mobile apps were just some of the innovative student products ideated at the event held Sept. 16-18 on the Texas A&M University campus.  …


Twenty-four Texas A&M University students are spending their summer working toward launching innovations and businesses through the Summer Lean Startup program with Texas A&M Engineering and Startup Aggieland. The program participants include students working on their own ideas developed as …


Three former students and one current student of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering are building partnerships worldwide to benefit the college. Former students Andrew West (petroleum engineering), Brian Socha (industrial and systems engineering) and Drew Blanchard (biological and a…


Jeffrey Zhao and Sahil Dhanju, engineering students at Texas A&M University, were part of a team that took home a national coding prize from the “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” competition. Zhao, a sophomore mechanical engineering student and University Innovation Fellow and Sahil Dhanju, a comput…


A Texas A&M University engineering student’s passion for rock climbing may lead to a new innovation in the field. Mack Ragland pitched his idea for light-up rocks for rock wall climbing and took home the top prize in the U-Ignite Video Competition. U-Ignite allows students to showcase their cre…


Four Texas A&M University engineering students have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), a program to empower students to help their peers gain an entrepreneurial mindset and creative confidence. Brendan Cooper, Jean…


Guatemalan farmers could soon have a solution to deshelling their pigeon pea crops thanks to a mechanical device from Team Peas-Makers, which was awarded first prize and $1,000 at the most recent Aggies Invent competition held at Texas A&M University. Aggies Invent promotes an innovation and en…


Brandon Sweeney and Blake Teipel, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, jointly won the Center of New Ventures and Entrepreneurship’s 14th annual Raymond Ideas Challenge at Mays Business School. Teipel won the competition for the second…


Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager of HP Networking, Szu-Wei Wang, Szu-Hsuan Lin and Mu-Fen Hsieh HP partnered with Texas A&M University and Geeks Without Bounds, an accelerator for humanitarian projects, to host a code-a-thon with the challenge to create an application …


The inaugural SVB Elevator Pitch Competition debuted in Rudder Theater on Oct. 25, 2013. Out of 32 student-owned startups launching from Startup Aggieland and professionally coached for the competition, eight startups were selected to pitch on stage. Student entrepreneurs competed for a SVB-sponsore…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized today (Oct. 25) at the 9th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an i…