TEDxVirginiaTech 2012 Schedule

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

8:45 AM - Welcome by Dr. Edward F.D. Spencer
9:00 AM - Mapping the Invisible - Mitzi Vernon, Faculty, Industrial Design
9:18 AM - Using a World Class Education Where it is Needed Most - Caitlin Floreal, Alumnus, '06
9:31 AM - Nanotechnology Will Revolutionize Water Supply Sustainability - Peter Vikesland, Faculty, Engineering
9:47 AM - The Art of Improvisation - Steve Matuszak, Grad Student, Communication

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

10:30 AM - Are Our Truths True? - Ishwar Puri, Faculty, Engineering Science and Mechanics
10:45 AM - Getting Real - Marie & Keith Zawistowski, Faculty, Architecture
11:00 AM - Actively Caring for People in Schools - Shane McCarty, Grad Student, Psychology
11:15 AM - Semantic Interaction for Sense-making - Alex Endert, Grad Student, Computer Science
11:30 AM - Our Relationship with the Weather - Dan Goff, Student, Meteorology
11:45 AM - The Amazing Knowledge Machine - Eddie Boes, Alumnus, '01

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

1:00 PM - Emotion - the New Musical Instrument - Ben Knapp, Director, ICAT
1:18 PM - Why Nuns Don't Have Mid-Life Crises - Jenni Sigler, Grad Student, Communication
1:34 PM - Caring. Unexpectedly. - Justin Graves, Grad Student, Higher Education
1:47 PM - More Passion, Less Pedagogy: Putting the Inspiration Back in Education - John Boyer, Faculty, Geography

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

2:30 PM - Poetic Knowledge - Moises Seraphin, Alumnus, '12
2:40 PM - Call Me Miss - Chantelle Anderson, Basketball Coach
2:56 PM - Can We Live With Traffic? - John Sangster, Grad Student, Civil Engineering
3:12 PM - The Equation of Life - Jerry Gaines, Alumnus, '71
3:28 PM - How Snakes Fly - Jake Socha, Faculty, Faculty, Engineering Science and Mechanics
3:44 PM - Knowing and Knowledge - Kathleen Alexander, Faculty, Fish and Wildlife