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Don't miss Innovation Palooza on Oct. 1st

Don't miss Innovation Palooza on Oct. 1st

Article Published: September 24, 2014

In a busy world, we all need to take a moment to actually experience and celebrate the innovation that is all around us. The Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering is giving you a chance to do just that.  On October 1st, the College will be hosting Innovation Palooza from noon – 4:00 p.m. in Rangos Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Cohon University Center. Innovation Palooza is a free exhibition of a wide variety of different innovations and cutting-edge research from our faculty and students, as well as some of our friends in industry. You will be able to walk around at your own pace to hear, see, taste and feel innovation.

The event will feature:

Cello Fury will be kicking off the event and playing once more during the course of the afternoon. 

Exciting lightning talks will take place throughout the event from:

o Erik Antonsson, Corporate Director of Technology, Northrop Grumman

o   Merline Saintil, Head of Operations, Mobile & Emerging Products, Yahoo! And voted one of the 22 Most Powerful Engineers in the World by Business Insider

o   Bill Fuller, Executive Chef, Big Burrito (Bill will also be doing a demo with samples)

o   Eric Close, President & CEO of TrueLearn and Former CEO of RedZone Robotics

Throughout the afternoon: 

o   Faculty and student demos including 3D printing, hacking, facial recognition, kitchen chemistry, soft robotics and others.

o   Industry demos from Google, Ford, RedZone Robotics, Westinghouse, Yinzcam and others.

o   Check-out the Impact-a-thon entries

The event will culminate with the crowning of the Impact-a-Thon winners. The top student three teams will earn with cash prizes. 

For more information on Innovation Palooza, contact Kelly McQuoid, Senior Director of Strategic Programs and Special Projects, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Engineering at (412) 268-4077.

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