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The University of Texas at Arlington's Annual InnovationDay@UTA seeks to promote, encourage and recognize innovative and entrepreneurial excellence and success amongst its students, faculty, and researchers, and in the surrounding community. This day also looks to attract industry and investors to North Texas as well as to increase a broader impact of local entrepreneurship and innovation on our communities.

The University will include a Student Innovation Competition in the morning, a luncheon with featured speakers celebrating the innovation displayed by our competition participants, a poster session, and an afternoon session highlighting 3 moderated panels.

The team-based competition will be open to high school and collegiate teams. The teams will be challenged to develop bold and revolutionary innovations using the limited resources as well as their creativity, knowledge, skills, and time. Detailed competition specifications and rules will be published on the InnovationDay@UTA website. First and Second place winners for both the high school and collegiate levels will be awarded.

InnovationDay@UTA press release

 

 



AGENDA



08:00a - 11:15a
CPC
Innovation Day Student Competition
JUDGES:
TREY YELVERTON - City Manager, City of Arlington
AMY WHEELUS - Assistant VP, Design & Architecture, AT&T, Inc.
GLORIA MACEIKO - Chairman, CEO, DirectNu Energy
DR. RAUL FERNANDEZ - Professor in Practice, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington
DR. EDMUND PRATER - Assoc. Prof., Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, UT Arlington
 
9:00 -5:00p
CPC
Technology Showcase and Poster Presentations
UTA faculty and students will present innovative research demonstrations and posters.
 
09:00 - 12:30p
StartUP Lounge
Lunch-n-Learn
DR. JOE BARRERA - Director of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies
CHUCK HINTON - Director, NSF I-Corps, Texas A&M
DR. JACOB SETTERBO - Director of Grants, HIREtech
T.J. DOVALE - Managing Partner, Intellectual Property at FisherBroyles, LLP
 
11:30 - 12:45p
CPC
Luncheon for Competition
DR. DUANE DIMOS - Vice President for Research, UT Arlington
MAYOR JEFF WILLIAMS - City of Arlington
GLORIA MACEIKO - Chairman, CEO, DirectNu Energy
TERI SCHULTZ - Office of Technology Management UT Arlington
 
1:00p - 5:00p
CPC
Innovation Day General Session
DR. VISTASP KARBHARI - President, UT Arlington

PANEL: Innovation within large and small companies

DR. MICKEY MCCABE - Executive Director, UT Arlington Research Institute
BILL BURNS - President and CEO, Encore Vision Inc
KRISH PRABHU - Chief Technology Officer, AT&T, Inc.
DR. TRICIA NGUYEN - Executive Vice President, Texas Health Population Health Center
SCOTT GREENE - VP of Ground Vehicles, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

BREAK - 3:00p

Keynote Speaker, Fadi Bishara, Founder and CEO, Blackbox

Many organizations have infused an innovation operating model that allows them to rapidly produce value in the products and services they provide for their customers. Practitioners from various industries will discuss how their organizations have built and maintained this formal or informal model, their lessons learned and the value they have generated for their companies and customers.

PANEL: The Entrepreneur's Journey - Lessons Learned Along the Way

A business idea or product concept from a plan to reality is a journey with many options and challenges that the innovator and entrepreneur must evaluate. The goals toward which all drive are a successful development and start, growth, and profitability. Panelists will describe some aspects of the process of this journey to reach their goals.

FADI BISHARA - Founder and CEO, Blackbox
TARIK RODGERS - CEO, Beartek
MATT JOHNNER - Partner, 2M
GLORIA MACEIKO - Chairman, CEO, DirectNu Energy

 
5:00p - 6:30p
CPC
Networking Reception



*The StartUp Lounge is collaborative effort among the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, the College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Science and TechFW through TechFW@UTA. Joe Barrera, director of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, said the open access meeting space serves as a location where researchers can meet in the middle of the campus setting. "We want it to be a place where ideas can collide," Barrera said. "Maybe that collision leads to a partnership. Or maybe it leads to a collaboration in the laboratory."

The StartUp Lounge will be facilitated by Joe Barrera, Shimazdu Institute for Research Technologies, and Jorge Varela, TECH Forth Worth. A representative of the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be in attendance to discuss the commercialization process of research.

 

 



2015 InnovationDay@UTA Photos



              

              

              

    

 

 



startup lounge



The StartUp Lounge is collaborative effort among the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, the College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Science and TechFW through TechFW@UTA. Dr. Barrera and guest speakers will facilitate discussions focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercialization process of research. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

The StartUp Lounge will be in the Campus Center (Directions) - 505 W. Nedderman Dr., Suite 109, Arlington, TX - the one-story building between the Nanotech and Architecture buildings.


DR. JOE BARRERA


DIRECTOR

SHIMADZU INSTITUTE

DR. JOE BARRERA

DIRECTOR,
SHIMADZU INSTITUTE
T.J. DOVALE


MANAGING PARTNER

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AT FISHERBROYLES, LLP

T.J. DOVALE

MANAGING PARTNER, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AT FISHERBROYLES, LLP
CHUCK HINTON


DIRECTOR


TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

CHUCK HINTON

DIRECTOR, NSF I-CORPS AT CENTER FOR NEW VENTURES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
DR. JACOB SETTERBO

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS

HIREtech

DR. JACOB SETTERBO

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS
HIREtech

InnovationDay@UTA StartUp Lounge Activities

InnovationDay@UTA activities include a series of presentations taking place at the StartUp Lounge (across from the Maverick Activities Center) aimed at introducing faculty, staff and students at UT Arlington and entrepreneurs in the community to sources of funding, assistance with growing their companies, and opportunities for conducting research that will advance their technologies towards market readiness. The presentations at the StartUp Lounge will begin at 9:00 am and will culminate in a pizza lunch for participants. There is no cost for attendance but registration is required so that we know how much pizza to buy. Register for the StartUp Lounge activities at www.utainnovation.com.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs:   Jacob Setterbo of ParadigmLP will speak about the SBIR and STTR programs available through eleven (11) government agencies, including the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DoD) and others. The SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. The program’s goals are to stimulate technological innovation; to meet Federal research and development needs; to foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by socially and economically disadvantaged persons; and to increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development funding.

I-Corps Program:   Charles (Chuck) Hinton of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University will speak about the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps program. The NSF I-Corps is a set of activities and programs that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and broadens the impact of select, NSF-funded, basic-research projects. The I-Corps program teaches grantees to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and offers entrepreneurship training to student participants. UT Arlington will host an I-Corps Regional Training in November that is open to interested entrepreneurial teams, regardless of whether the team has received NSF funding. Teams may apply to participate in the Regional Training at http://tx.ag/ICorps2015. For more information contact Chuck Hinton at , 979-458-1080.

The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (SIRT):   Dr. Joe Barrera, Director of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies at The University of Texas at Arlington will discuss SIRT and how faculty, students and companies can utilize the instrumentation facilities available on campus. The SIRT was established in February 2013 as a result of the partnership between UT Arlington and the Shimadzu Corporation. SIRT is comprised of multiple instrumentation facilities, each with a different research focus, and operated under the “centralized research resources” model. Founded on the premise that eliminating barriers to research technologies and creating a mutual space for interaction promotes scientific advances that traditional approaches cannot. This holistic and interdisciplinary approach is crucial in driving leading-edge research with a major impact on scientific study and entrepreneurship.

 

 



competition



Challenge: You and your team are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., on a mission to find and destroy the desert base for HYDRA (SHIELD's nemesis organization). HYDRA monitors SHIELD communications from this base. You've identified the location of the base, but before you destroy it, you must determine how HYDRA is monitoring SHIELD communications. Your miniature flying drones won't work for this mission because the surrounding area (desert) is so barren that the drones will be easily spotted and destroyed, giving away your presence in the area. In order to scope out the HYDRA base, you must create a small vehicle that will traverse a distance of at least a mile and climb sand dunes that are between your operating base and the HYDRA base. For purposes of the competition, your mission is to build a prototype that will climb an obstacle that is 3 feet high with an incline of 30% and that will traverse a distance of 25 feet. To fuel your prototype, you may use any means to propel your vehicle forward, except batteries and combustible products (e.g., you may use mentos and diet coke, rubber bands, gravity storage; your vehicle may not expel any fluids or combustible gases into the environment and its footprint must be contained within the track).

It is possible that SHIELD will choose to produce your vehicle for use by other SHIELD teams on other missions. Therefore, at the competition, you must present a two-minute pitch regarding why your vehicle should be the one chosen by SHIELD to incorporate into its arsenal of tools for fighting the evil HYDRA. You must also provide a detailed budget describing the materials used and the cost for materials for producing your prototype. Your team may spend no more than $50 to build the prototype. Points will be awarded for management of costs - i.e., the less spent, the more points your team will receive.

Judging criteria:
1. Project concept - what was the motivation behind the project and what were the aims? These should be defined by the teams at the beginning of the projects and presented with the project on the competition day.
2. Project process - How well did you plan and organize your work? What sort of experiments and research did you do? Were you innovative or creative in your approach?
3. Project Outcome - How well did your project achieve its aims?
4. Use of Materials - How efficient was your team in selecting and using materials? Points scored for good cost management.
5. Personal skills - How well did you/the team deal with any problems or challenges? Teams should present "lessons learned" with the project on competition day. How well do you communicate your project?

Rules:
1. Each vehicle must be between 4 in and 8 in.
2. No existing vehicle design is allowed.
3. Teams may use the University's Maker Space, located in the library in the center of campus.
Competition Rules FAQs

Rubric:
20% design/aesthetics from a panel of judges
20% distance traveled over land
20% ability to climb obstacle
20% efficiency of design
20% pitch

High School and Collegiate Divisions
There will be a high school and collegiate division comprised of three member teams. First and second place will be recognized in each division. The high school division participants must be accompanied by a faculty advisor and be in 9th -12th grade. The collegiate division participants must be enrolled in a college or university.
Rules Descriptions for High School and Colleges








posters



Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces for Robotic Platforms
By: Yathartha Tuladhar, Sven Cremer, Sandesh Gowda, Anthony Hingeley, Rommel Alonzo and Dr. Dan Popa

Resonant Periodic Devices for Spectral and Spatial Filtering Applications
By: Manoj Niraula, Jae Woong Yoon and Robert Mangnusson

Integrating Underground Freight Transportation Into Existing Intermodal System
By: Mohammadreza Malek Mohammadi, Mohammad Najafi, Sai Ardekani, Mohsen Shahandshti, Saeed Janbaz, Amir Tabesh, Ehsan Zahed, Sirwan Shahooei, Niloufar Rezaei and Razie Tavakoli

Explaining Modal Processes and Spectral Expressions of 2D Resonant Reflectors in Terms of Their 1D Quasi-Equivalents
By: Yeong Hwan Ko and Robert Magnusson

Resonant Absorber Device Technology
By: A.L. Fannin, J.W. Yoon, B.R. Wenner, J.W. Allen and R. Magnusson

Experimental Verification of the Parametric Stability of Zero-Contrast Grating Reflectors

By: Kyu J. Lee and Robert Magnusson

Temperature and pH-responsive Photoluminescent Nanoparticles for Lung Cancer Treatment
By: Jyothi U. Menon, Dat X. Nguyen, Mingyuan Wei, Baohong Yuan, Jian Yang and Kytai T. Nguyen

Multiparametric Label-Free Biosenor Technology
By: Robert Magnusson

Worker Skill Estimation in Team-Based Tasks
By: Habibur Rahman, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Senjuti Basu Roy, Sihem-Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das

Beyond Itemsets: Mining Frequent Featuresets over Structured Items
By:Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Habibur Rahman, Sofiane Abbar, Gautam Das

Walk, Not Wait: Faster Sampling Over Online Social Networks
By:Azade Nazi, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Zhuojie Zhou, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das

Generating Random Cyber-Physical System (CPS) Models For Improvement of CPS Development Tools
By:Shafiul Azam Chowdhury, Dr. Taylor T. Johnson, Dr. Christoph Csallner

Lung surfactant coated nanoparticles for inhalational drug delivery
By:Roshni Iyer, Sindhuja Krishnamoorthy, Yi Hong, Connie Hsia, Kytai Nguyen

Nano-scaffolds for In Situ Endothelial Regeneration after PCI
By:Aneetta E. Kuriakose, Priyesh Rajnikant, Zhiwei Xie, Jian Yang, Subhash Banerjee, Kytai Nguyen

Innovation and Broadening Participation in the Language Sciences: Endangered Languages for the 21st. Century
By:Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald

Privacy Implications of Database Ranking
By:Md Farhadur Rahman, Weimo Liu, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das

Nanoparticle Enhanced Adhesion of Mussel Inspired Hydrogels
By:Nikhil Pandey, Prashant Hariharan, Huang Zhong, Philippe Zimmern, Kytai T. Nguyen, Yi Hong

High-Resolution Modeling of Hydraulic Response of Two Urban Catchments in Fort Worth to Extreme Precipitation Events
By:Behzad Nazari, Dong-Jun Seo, Ranjan Muttiah

Estimation of stage-discharge relationships in urban streams
By:Amir Norouzi, Dong-Jun Seo, Arezoo Rafieeinasab, Junhak Lee

Improving Multisensor Precipitation Estimation via Conditional Bias-Penalized Optimal Estimation
By:Beomgeun Kim, Dong-Jun Seo, Brian R. Nelson, Olivier P. Prat

Discovering the Skyline of Web Databases
By:Abolfazl Asudeh, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das

High Resolution Flash Flood Forecasting
By:Hamideh Habibi

Data In, Fact Out: Automated Monitoring of Facts by FactWatcher
By:Naeemul Hassan1, Afroza Sultana1, You Wu2, Gensheng Zhang1, Chengkai Li1, Jun Yang2, Cong Yu3

Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims in Presidential Debates
By:Naeemul Hassan, Minumol Joseph, Fatma Dogan, Gensheng Zhang, Chengkai Li, Mark Tremayne



POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Poster presentations provide a perfect opportunity to elaborate on research and information without the time constraints typically allotted oral presentations.

Poster presenters are required to register for Innovation Day by selection the Register Tab.

Poster presenters are required to send UT Arlington an electronic preview as soon as possible to innovationday@uta.edu. Please use the subject line: Innovation Day@UTA Poster Presentation.

Poster presenters are responsible for the printing and delivery of the posters and all associated costs. A list of local printers can be found at the end of this document.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES
In order to provide a visual presentation that will connect with the viewer please adhere to the following formatting guidelines:

LOCAL PRINTERS
Prestige - Doug Kraum -817-328-7300

Bird’s Copies - 817-459-1688





speakers



Featured Speakers

JEFF WILLIAMS

MAYOR, CITY OF ARLINGTON

JEFF WILLIAMS

MAYOR
CITY OF ARLINGTON
DR. VISTASP KARBHARI

PRESIDENT, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

DR. VISTASP KARBHARI

PRESIDENT
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
FADI BISHARA


FOUNDER AND CEO

BLACKBOX

FADI BISHARA

FOUNDER AND CEO
BLACKBOX
DR. DUANE DIMOS

VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

DR. DUANE DIMOS

VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

GLORIA MACEIKO


CHAIRMAN, CEO

DIRECTNU ENERGY

GLORIA MACEIKO

CHAIRMAN, CEO
DIRECTNU ENERGY
DR. MICKEY MCCABE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

UT ARLINGTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE

DR. MICKEY MCCABE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
UT ARLINGTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
DR. RACHEL CROSON

DEAN, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS


UT ARLINGTON

DR. RACHEL CROSON

DEAN, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
JORGE VARELA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, TECH FORT WORTH

JORGE VARELA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
TECH FORT WORTH



Panel Speakers


Innovation Within Large and Small Companies

BILL BURNS

PRESIDENT AND CEO


ENCORE VISION INC.

BILL BURNS

PRESIDENT AND CEO
ENCORE VISION INC.
SCOTT GREENE

VICE PRESIDENT OF GROUND VEHICLES

LOCKHEED MARTIN

SCOTT GREENE

VICE PRESIDENT OF GROUND VEHICLES
LOCKHEED MARTIN MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROL
DR. TRICIA NGUYEN

PRESIDENT


TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES

DR. TRICIA NGUYEN

PRESIDENT, TEXAS HEALTH POPULATION HEALTH, EDUCATION & INNOVATION CENTER
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES
KRISH PRABHU


CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

AT&T, INC.

KRISH PRABHU

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
AT&T, INC.

The Entrepreneur's Journey - Lessons Learned Along the Way

MATT JOHNNER


PARTNER

2M

MATT JOHNNER

PARTNER
2M
GLORIA MACEIKO


CHAIRMAN, CEO

DIRECTNU ENERGY

GLORIA MACEIKO

CHAIRMAN, CEO
DIRECTNU ENERGY
TARIK RODGERS

CEO


BEARTEK

TARIK RODGERS

CEO
BEARTEK


sponsorship



We invite your organization to consider sponsoring InnovationDay@UTA and The Student Competition. Innovations are the most efficient and absolute route to achieving significant improvements and breakthroughs that will provide immediate benefits to people, companies, and the world. Contributing to these events would be a rewarding opportunity that would allow your organization to directly inspire and encourage the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs while supporting the development of their new ventures.

Benefits of your sponsorship would include:
• Build relationships with the local community, students and faculty
• Connect with like-minded sponsors by working together to assess and mentor student teams
• Demonstrate expertise in and support for innovation and entrepreneurship
• Gain satisfaction by mentoring next generation innovators

As a sponsor, you will increase your exposure, network with the business community, and promote your brand to faculty, students and other entrepreneurs. We believe that by gathering and utilizing the greatest minds of North Texas, positive innovations can be achieved, putting companies that are passionate about improving their products in the forefront of making the world a better place.


Title Sponsors



Gold Sponsors


   


Silver Sponsors



Lunch Sponsors


   


Contributing Sponsors


   

   



Title Sponsor: $15,000

• Logo recognition on the following: general session room screen, InnovationDay@UTA program, event website, select advanced marketing materials, and social media outlets
• Judge competition (optional)
• Video Advertisement at conference (3 minutes or less)
• One reserved table during general session/luncheon

Gold Sponsor: $10,000

• Logo recognition on the following: general session room screen, InnovationDay@UTA program, event website, select advanced marketing materials, and social media outlets
• Video Advertisement at conference (3 minutes or less)
• One reserved table during general session/luncheon

Silver Sponsor: $5,000

• Logo recognition on the following: general session room screen, InnovationDay@UTA program, event website, select advanced marketing materials, and social media outlets

Lunch Sponsor: $2,500

• Logo recognition on the following: InnovationDay@UTA program, event website

Contributing Sponsor: $1,000

• Logo recognition on the following: InnovationDay@UTA program, event website

 

 



TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE



Arduino Glove For Audio And Video Manipulation: The Arduino Glove employs bend sensors allowing the wearer to use their hand motions to manipulate sound and video.

Beyond Itemsets: Mining Frequent Featuresets over Structured Items:
Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Habibur Rahman, Sofiane Abbar, Gautam Das

Bubble Actuator:

J.C. Chiao: J.C.’s technologies

Mobile FabLab:

Pixeltoapp.com: To develop a mobile app (e.g., for Android or iOS), a graphic designer typically first designs the app's screens and then hands these screen designs to a programmer. The programmer then recreates the screen designs manually

UTARI: Baxter, an industrial robot and the Rehabilitation Glove (used in physical therapy)

UTA Formula SAE Car:

Visual Accent Trainer: The Visual Accent Trainer or VAT is a software product currently under development here at UTA which will help individuals learn to pronounce foreign languages. The product will both teach new learners of a language to perfect their sound production and help those already established in a language to reduce their accent. While most language teaching software focuses on vocabulary and grammar, the VAT will be among the first to "listen" to the speaker and provide easy-to-follow feedback regarding your sound production until you sound like a native speaker. The VAT will be available for all major world languages and aims to make real-life communication easier in an international world.






registration



The InnovationDay@UTA is Free, but preregistration is required. Click here to register now!

 

 

 

 



CONTACT US



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For more information contact:

Marie Peterson, CMP, Manager

817-272-2581 or events@uta.edu