“Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots” panel session receives early acceptance for SXSW EDU 2019

September 10, 2018
“Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots” panel session receives early acceptance for SXSW EDU 2019
SXSW EDU 2019

On September 10, 2018, SXSW EDU announced panel sessions selected for early acceptance for its ninth annual SXSW EDU Conference & Festival.  The panel session titled, “Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots,” was among those to receive early acceptance.  The panel brings together thought leaders across universities and organizations, and will focus on how to launch, sustain, and build external partnerships to solve specific Grand Challenges while demonstrating value to the public.

The panel features:

– Thomas Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer, Schmidt Futures
– Jennifer Lyon Gardner, Associate Vice President for Research & Co-Founder, Bridging Barriers Grand Challenge Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin
– Michelle Popowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director of UCLA Grand Challenges, UCLA
– Sarah Rovito, Assistant Director, Research Policy, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

UCLA Grand Challenges would like to thank Jennifer Lyon Gardner at The University of Texas at Austin for organizing the session and Adrienne Dawson, Research Communications Manager at The University of Texas at Austin for liaising with SXSW EDU. The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, now in its ninth year, cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.  SXSW EDU will return to Austin, TX from March 4-7, 2019.

Learn more about the panel session, “Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots,” and subscribe to SXSW EDU’s email newsletter to receive news related to SXSW EDU 2019.

Source: Student Agency, VR, & Moonshots: PanelPicker Sneak Peek Revealed SXSW EDU, 10 Sept 2018

 

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