Archive for November, 2014

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 2848 Jesuit College Prep – Teamwork & robotics – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Ben Ovenshire, Kieran Celii, and Drew Curran provide their reflections on how striving to improve teamwork within FRC team 2848 created a strong foundation during the team’s 2014 season. The Jesuit Robotics Team aspires to inspire Jesuit students and the local community to seek careers in science and technology. They prepare students to make an [...]

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Sadie Funk – The upside of failure – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Join me on a virtual trip back to the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle where I lived with locals (rats, bats, and snakes), drank chicha, spoke Kichwa, and ultimately learned a hard lesson: there is great power in failing. Sadie Funk brings years of experience in working with families and the community at large to impact change. [...]

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Parker Twomey – Voices – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Parker’s music is his journal. Writing songs are a way for him to process what teenagers are going through today. He has a heart for helping his friends. He writes songs and releases them into the world hoping people will connect with them in some way. Not all of his songs are personal experiences; some [...]

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Kevin Judice – Want to change the world? Become an entrepreneur! – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Not all entrepreneurs look or act like Steve Jobs. Some get rich, but the vast majority do not; some have no interest in that at all. The common link for many of them is a desire to change the world, and there are many innovative ways to do so. This talk provides a look at [...]

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Greg Harris – Our Soundtrack – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum engages, teaches, and inspires through the power of rock and roll music. CEO, Greg Harris will share the inside story of the songs and artifacts that shape and define us. Rooted in his personal experience as the owner of a Philadelphia record store that specialized in [...]

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Unity of Cultures – Delilah Buitron & Megna Murali – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Kathak and Flamenco both originally came from India. The Gypsies began their journey in India, traveled thousands of miles, and encountered numerous other cultures and traditions before settling in Europe and the Americas. Although both styles originated in the same area of the world, each dance took centuries to create its own identity. After traveling [...]

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Lawrence Hass – What is the art of magic? – TEDxSMU 2014

Far from tricking people, lying to them, and deceiving them, I suggest that magic is an art form that celebrates impossible things, thereby energizing people to see beyond accepted limits and to imagine new possibilities for transformation. This account of magic performance overturns common misconceptions about magic and helps explain why there have been magicians [...]

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Deborah Clegg – Discoveries in pursuit of ‘sexxy’ fat – TEDxSMU 2014

In life, one has to follow their passions – though how and where those passions come from can be the result of an amazing journey! I will describe my unusual path to becoming world renowned for my novel scientific discoveries on how male and female fat cells are not all the same! Sex matters – [...]

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Tadd Myers – Portraits of the American craftsman – TEDxSMU 2014

This talk is focused on my five year personal photographic project traveling around the country photographing various companies and individuals that still handcraft beautiful products here in America. I will discuss the many observations and amazing adventures I experienced along the way. Tadd Myers is an award-winning photographer who specializes in advertising, corporate, and editorial [...]

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Alexander McLean – The transformative potential of prisons in Africa and beyond – TEDxSMU 2014

It is wrong to assume that because someone is in prison they do not have the potential to be positive and active members of their communities. We at the African Prisons Project believe that prison can be, and should be, a place of positive transformation, and the work that APP has done over the past [...]

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