Archive for Talks

Jorge R. Gutierrez – Every picture tells a story — The Book of Life – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

The story of how “The Book of Life” was made by the writer and director. Born in delicious Mexico City and raised in eclectic Tijuana, Gutierrez attended CalArts, where he received his BFA & MFA in Experimental Animation under Jules Engel. For his thesis film he created the CG short “Carmelo”, which won the 2001 [...]

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Riya Mahesh – Three cups of heores – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Riya Mahesh, a freshman at Coppell High School has always been fascinated by the choice of role models for young adults. We are puzzling creatures, little bugs trying to find a place in this world. Without the guidance of role models, it can be hard sometimes find out what career teens want to pursue. Riya [...]

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Satya Nitta – Can we make learning as much fun as playing a video game? – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Recent advances in artificial intelligence, represented by systems such as IBM’s Watson, along with highly interactive technologies such as touch, natural language, gesture and speech recognition are significant milestones in computing. At the same time, advances in neuroscience promise to bring us closer to a deeper understanding of cognitive processes such as learning. At the [...]

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Howard Goldthwaite – Lessons learned by a banjo player – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

I’ve learned the importance of not giving in to society’s pressure when it comes to doing something you love, and what I’ve learned can be applied by anyone who needs courage to be true to themselves even if it might mean being unpopular. Howard grew up in Fort Worth, went to school in Denton, and [...]

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Do Nhat Nam – The power behind a smile – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Making a positive impact to the world means making a positive impact to yourself first, that which could be achieved from doing something as simple. As. A smile. But how? The answer lies write here… Spoiler alert: lots of chocolates, cash, smiley faces (duh!) and inspirational stories involved, viewer discretion advised. Or shall I say, [...]

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Quin Patton – How to think like a scientist – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

We use scientific thinking in labs and universities across the globe to answer some of the biggest questions we face as a species. But somehow, we fail to use that same scientific framework in our personal lives. Quin Patton is a Dallas based food scientist and currently works as a product developer for PepsiCo, Frito-Lay. [...]

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Gregg Hudson – Cheetahs, elephants, gorillas and okapi – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Long-term conservation and management of species in captivity, as well as in the wild, is one of the primary missions of the Dallas Zoo. CEO of the Dallas Zoo Gregg Hudson will discuss the importance of their conservation program and the connections visitors feel with the animals. Candance and Allyssa will join him onstage along [...]

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Praharshitha Veeramraju – Music as medicine – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Have you ever wondered about the psychical effects on the human body due to music? The toll each musical note takes upon each organ? What about the psychological effects of music? What does music do to people? My name is Praharshitha Veeramraju and I am a senior attending Heritage High School in Frisco, TX. I [...]

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Andrew Sturm – Listen Imagine Make – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

Listen Imagine Make is the story of an east Dallas neighborhood that is fighting to thrive and the idea that sometimes the best way to make a difference is to ask forgiveness instead of permission. Andrew believes that design solutions are most profound when they build off the expertise and priorities of those most affected [...]

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Katrina Csaky – Truly a man’s best friend – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

An original poem that highlights the reflections of a dog growing up with children. Katrina is 11 years old and a 6th grader at McCulloch Intermediate School. She has been writing poetry since she was 8 and has always loved theater.

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