Archive for Talks

Two Bit Circus – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

http://youtu.be/JClJYT8Vueg Eric Gradman, CTO & Mad Inventor, Two Bit Circus USC Computer Science, USC Master of Computer Science Eric Gradman is an inventor & entertainer who makes others see technology as magic. He has a colorful history as a circus performer, professional whistler & roboticist. For 15 years he has designed and built cutting-edge technology [...]

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Pat Walsh – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

Admiral Patrick Walsh, President of Strategic Programs, Academic Partnerships, retired on 1 March 2012, as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, where he led the US military response to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. During his career, Admiral Walsh flew with the “Blue Angels,” was the operations officer and commander of Strike-Fighter Squadrons, commanded Carrier [...]

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Nicole Stewart – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

Nicole Stewart is sixth generation Dallasite. She attended The Hockaday School then graduated summa cum laude and with honors in theatre from Northwestern University in 2001. She pursued a professional acting career in New York City and then Los Angeles, where her passion for true, personal storytelling was ignited. After twelve years away, Nicole moved [...]

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Vanessa Ramirez – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

Vanessa Ramirez currently serves as the Director of the KIPP Alumni Association.  In this role, she provides an extra layer of support to guarantee her college-age alumni are equipped with and are using the skills necessary to get to and through college, with special focus on ensuring they celebrate their accomplishments, are committed to empowering [...]

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Blayke Drury – TEDxKids @SMU 2013

Blayke Drury is a senior at Keller High School, where she is active in choir, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon. Outside of school, she enjoys competing in choral competitions, reading, and spending time with her family. This is her first TED experience but she is thrilled to share the stage with such talented and innovative [...]

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Isabella Page – TEDxKids @SMU 2013

Isabella Page is a 5th grader with big dreams and wide interests.  When not at school, she enjoys reading (particularly fantasy and science fiction); playing Minecraft, playing on her recreational soccer and volleyball teams, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.  She is a fan of science and math and learned about [...]

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Adithya Ganesh & Vinjai Vale – Open Innovation: A Mind-Reading Bionic Glove – TEDxKids @SMU 2013

The Internet’s vast information and open-source projects have enabled innovators to stand on the shoulders of others.  Nine months ago, Vinjai and Adithya – two students with an interest in electronics – came up with an idea to help with a major problem: finger amputations. Join them on their journey of creating, publishing, and open-sourcing [...]

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UT Musical Theatre Ambassadors – Live Out Loud – TEDxSMU 2013

The University of  Texas at Austin Musical Theatre Ambassadors is a talented group of undergraduate students who are each pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance with an Emphasis in Musical Theatre, a program of study that rigorously trains students in voice, music, dance, and acting. Up to six students are recruited [...]

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Dave Lieber – The Power of Storytelling to Change the World – TEDxSMU 2013

Dave Lieber is the national-award-winning Watchdog newspaper columnist for The Dallas Morning News, a prize-winning author and storytelling expert. For his investigative newspaper column, Dave receives 50 pitches a week for story ideas – and takes the best two. He knows how to find and identify memorable stories that people care about.  

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Vanessa Ramirez – TEDxSMU 2013

Vanessa Ramirez currently serves as the Director of the KIPP Alumni Association.  In this role, she provides an extra layer of support to guarantee her college-age alumni are equipped with and are using the skills necessary to get to and through college, with special focus on ensuring they celebrate their accomplishments, are committed to empowering [...]

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