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Upcoming Event: Velocity Capstone presentations

The STEM Council is excited to announce that three groups of area students participating in the Velocity Capstone program will present their findings this month. These students, from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and Del Valle High School, have spent the last semester tackling an issue faced by a company. Skillpoint’s industry or community partner serves as the Velocity client, “employing” the students as a consulting company to provide over 3,000 hours of work on an issue of importance to the client. Working with the client and other experts, participants research, plan, develop, and present project deliverables to address the client’s real-world problem in a hands-on setting, both on the school campus as well as at the client’s workplace.

This month’s presentations include:

  • NANOTech– Graduating seniors at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders were asked to leverage nanotechnology to investigate on-site water quality issues and design a viable, water purification solution for households in the “Las Lomitas” Colonia in Travis County.  This presentation will be on May 21 at 2 p.m. at Travis County Commissioners’ Court (room B1.113). RSVP here.
  • ECOAudit– Students at Del Valle High School were contracted to conduct a comprehensive water, waste and energy audit on their campus. This presentation will be on Wednesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. at Tokyo Electron. RSVP here.
  • APPSoup— Graduation seniors at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders worked with Leafficiency to develop a mobile app to monitor electrical vehicle charging cycles. This presentation will be Thursday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. at the A.C.E.S. Vislab- Room 2.404. RSVP here.
  • POWERUp– Graduating seniors at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders worked with Star Innovations & Co.  to design 24 hour, continuous power, micro-grid systems for under-served communities in the Texas Colonias. This presentation will be on Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at the A.C.E.S. Vislab- Room 2.404. RSVP here.

The NANOTech Velocity Capstone is presented by:

Spansion

LCRA

Travis County

Cerium Labs

Applied Nanotech

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

The ECOAudit Velocity Capstone is presented by:

Walmart

SPEER

EcoRise

Gateway

Applied Materials

The APPSoup Velocity Capstone is presented by:

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Pecan Street Inc.

Texas Advanced Computing Center

OnStar

GameSalad

The POWERUp Velocity Capstone is presented by:

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Applied Materials

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Tokyo Electron

Total Facility Solutions

T-STEM 2013