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April 24, 2024 | Tom Ballard

TTU changing date for its “Faculty Innovator Showcase”

The event will now be held May 9 rather than May 10.

Tennessee Tech University (TTU) is shifting the date of its “Faculty Innovator Showcase” from the morning of May 10 to May 9 due to a special event featuring Astronaut and TTU Trustee Barry Wilmore, who will be livestreaming from the International Space Station on May 10.

“Tech is inviting the campus community to the livestream, so we have decided to move the event form the 10th to the 9th. We will update our Eventbrite, and anyone who registered will be automatically notified,” said Michael Aikens, Director of TTU’s Tennessee Center for Rural Innovation.

As previously reported in this article, the two-hour event begins at 10 a.m. CDT in the Roaden University Center on the TTU campus in Cookeville with a trade show. After about 60 minutes, the focus will shift from the showcase of technologies to specific presentations from faculty members on some of the more promising inventions in areas like energy, autonomous vehicles, and second-life batteries.

Aikens said seven faculty members had already signed up for the showcase before the date change. They have inventions in robotics, electric vehicle batteries, quantum computing, wireless power transfer for agriculture, and artificial intelligence.

Attendance is free. To register, click here.

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