Jennifer Maynard’s Vaccine Research Showcased at SXSW
South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive is hosting inventors, thought leaders and entrepreneurs at the festival’s UT Village Sunday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in downtown Austin.
The event is an all-day showcase of innovation and expertise that offers visitors the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest technologies coming out of UT Austin. It is open to all SXSW Interactive, Platinum and Gold Badge Holders.
Jennifer Maynard, associate professor and the Laurence E. McMakin, Jr. Centennial Fellow in Chemical Engineering, will be participating in the networking reception and innovation showcase from 4:30-6 p.m. to chat about her groundbreaking work to develop vaccines for Whopping Cough and Ebola.
“SXSW Interactive is extremely excited about the UT Village event,” said Hugh Forrest, director of the SXSW Interactive Festival. “The rich ecosystem of creativity and innovation that The University of Texas helps to foster in Austin provides a cornerstone to the success of SXSW. We think that the UT Village will help more registrants understand all the amazing work that is being done at the Forty Acres.”
Other interactive exhibit topics at the networking reception include:
- 3-D Printing and Vending
- Electronic Skin Tattoo
- Single Frequency Cellular Communications
- Robotic Exoskeleton
- Waste to Crude
- GPS-Based Augmented Reality
- Ultra High-Resolution Microscope
The rest of the day hosts panel sessions:
DIGITAL AUSTIN: 3-D MAPS THAT PREDICT WHAT’S AHEAD
3-D PRINTING BECOMES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
CONNECTED VEHICLES: CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES
UT AUSTIN NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION I-CORPS NODE
MAKING BIG DATA MORE DIGESTIBLE
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In partnership with SXSW, this event is presented by UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, the Office of Technology Commercialization, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and Dell Medical School.