University of Texas at Arlington

POW!

Congratulations to The Fearless Scarecrows, the grand champions for Fall 2017 Pitch of the Week! Team members include Divyanshu Sharma, a junior Computer Science major who minors in Mathematics, Whitney Adindu, a sophomore Nursing major, and Subrat Parajuli, a sophomore Electrical Engineering major who minors in Sustainable Engineering. This week’s randomly drawn prompt was comprised of Journalism, Drone and vinyl sheets. The Fearless Scarecrows pitched their Drones361 service, offering to send aerial drones into war-ravaged or natural disaster-stricken locations to provide news and health...

Tags: POW!, experiential learning
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Congratulations to The Common Pheasants, winners of the November 16, 2017 Pitch of the Week (POW!) Preliminary Challenge. Team members include Hailey Phillips, a freshman Biology major who minors in Biochemistry, Mehul Jain, a junior Computer Science major who minors in Mathematics, Sameer Ingavale, a senior Business Management major who minors in Entrepreneurship, and Rahul Dwivedi, a sophomore Mathematics major who minors in Business. This week’s randomly drawn prompt was comprised of child care, scanner and bricks. The Common Pheasants pitched IMPRINT, a system for automatically calling...

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Congratulations to The Fearless Scarecrows, winners of the November 9, 2017 Pitch of the Week (POW!) Preliminary Challenge. Team members include Divyanshu Sharma, a junior Computer Science major who minors in Mathematics, Whitney Adindu, a sophomore Nursing major, and Subrat Parajuli, a sophomore Electrical Engineering major who minors in Sustainable Engineering. This week’s randomly drawn prompt was comprised of Dance, Arduino and glass shards. The Fearless Scarecrows pitched their Automated Dance Academy. The Fearless Scarecrows will advance to the final round of POW! to be held on...

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Congratulations to The Leaf Peepers, winners of the November 2, 2017 Pitch of the Week (POW!) Preliminary Challenge. Team members include Cam Nguyen, a senior Computer Science major, Clarissa Osagie, a junior Biochemistry/Biology double major who minors in Creative Writing, and Nathan Sundquist, a senior Economics major who minors in Business Administration. This week’s randomly drawn prompt was comprised of beer brewing, vacuum molding machine and sticky notes. The Leaf Peepers pitched a system for custom designed vacuum molded beer bottles and kegs, using sticky notes as an easy to learn...

Tags: POW!, experiential learning

In Fall 2016, the Libraries began a series of pop-up experiential learning events during which attendees would engage in design thinking and creating projects. The focus of the series were relevant, low risk activities that would introduce students to ideation, testing, and a fail fast philosophy, couched in a fun topic that was relevant to their lives and interests. Events included cooking with residence hall approved appliances, mask and costume making, vinyl cutting room décor, and simple lifehacks that could improve their lives.

The process for planning and executing these...

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