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Event is FREE, but RSVP is required by May 9, 2019.

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The summit is co-hosted by the Texas A&M College of Architecture and College of Engineering in partnership with several university research/service units: Center for Teaching Excellence, the College of Education and Human Development, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Texas Target Communities, and Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Tech industry visionaries, community leaders and university educators gathered at the summit will build partnerships to advance next-generation education in an era of “smart,” connected communities. Participants will be inspired by the innovative ENDEAVR Model, an interdisciplinary, project-based learning platform that connects students from STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) disciplines with industries and communities. Participants will learn about the unique “Smart Town” vision of Nolanville, Texas, and join a hands-on workshop to learn how to engage in smart-city student projects and benefit from them. Participants will also enjoy a tour of RELLIS, a smart campus of the Texas A&M University System, as well as students’ technology demonstration work featuring autonomous vehicles.

TIME & LOCATION

In Person

11:45 AM – 4:00 PM (CDT), Tuesday, May 14, 2019
* Lunch and Social: 11:45 AM – 12:20 PM
* Main Conference: 12:20 – 2:30 PM
* Tour of smart campus and student tech demo: 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Room 701, Rudder Tower
Texas A&M University
401 Joe Routt Blvd, College Station, TX 77840

To Join the Summit Online

12:20 – 2:30 PM (CDT), Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

ENDEAVR aims to connect industry partners with local communities through innovative student projects. It is a scalable and transferable model that will be implemented in higher education institutions across the nation. By partnering with ENDEAVR, your company will be recognized as a significant contributor that advances and transforms the nation’s higher education in the era of “smart” and connected communities. Your products and services will gain tremendous publicity among cities across the country and internationally.

Your collaboration with ENDEAVR will afford opportunities to explore new products and research, test new prototypes, and recruit talents. You will also gain access to the university’s networks of scientists, community partners, and other industry collaborators.

AGENDA

11:45 AM    Lunch and Social

12:20 PM    Overview of Agenda and Opening Comments by University and College Leadership

Dr. Mark Barteau, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University (TAMU)

Dr. Jorge Vanegas, Dean, College of Architecture, TAMU

Dr. N.K. Anand, Executive Associate Dean, College of Engineering, TAMU

12:30 PM    ENDEAVR Model: Reinvent Learning for Smart Cities

Dr. Wei Li, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Principal Investigator of ENDEAVR, TAMU

12:50 PM    Smart-Town Vision of Nolanville, Texas and Relevant Student Projects

Ms. Kara Escajeda, City Manager, Nolanville, Texas

Dr. Chanam Lee, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Co-Principal Investigator of ENDEAVR, TAMU

Ms. Jaimie Masterson, Associate Director of Texas Target Communities, Public Partnership & Outreach, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, TAMU

1:10 PM    Workshop: How to Engage in Smart-City Student Projects

Breakout Groups Facilitated by:

      • Professor Anatol Bologan, Assistant Professor of Practice in Visualization, Co-Principal Investigator of ENDEAVR, TAMU
      • Dr. Theodora Chaspari, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Co-Principal Investigator of ENDEAVR, TAMU
      • Dr. Chanam Lee, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Co-Principal Investigator of ENDEAVR, TAMU
      • Dr. Wei Li, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Principal Investigator of ENDEAVR, TAMU
      • Ms. Jaimie Masterson, Associate Director of Texas Target Communities, Public Partnership & Outreach, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, TAMU
      • Dr. Alireza Talebpour, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Co-Principal Investigator of ENDEAVR, TAMU

1:50 PM    Report from Breakout Groups and Open Discussion

2:25 PM     Closing Comments

2:30 PM    Main Conference Adjourns

                    Guests Travel to RELLIS Campus

3:00 PM    Tour of Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus – an Ecosystem of Transformative Innovation. Students Technology Demonstration Work, Featuring Autonomous Vehicles

4:00 PM    Summit Adjourns

Questions? Email endeavr@tamu.edu