When 80 motivated and innovative students from five universities work together, novel ideas will emerge. The first [U] Invent produced 12 solutions to combat the spread of the Zika virus through educational and conceptual solutions. More than $4,000 in award funds and an opportunity for two students from a winning team to meet with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was presented to the students.
Innovate Against Zika is the first [U] Invent program implementing the highly successful Aggies Invent model which gives students 48 hours to collaborate in teams solving identified design challenges related to a specific topic. The students have complete access to the Engineering Innovation Center (EIC) and topic experts throughout the innovation competition.
Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 50,000 students — including 10,000 graduate students — studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in 16 colleges and schools.