ACCAC http://acciac.org ACC Academic Consortium Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:11:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.13 Inventure Prize Contacts http://acciac.org/inventure-prize-contacts/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:22:53 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=753 Inventure Prize Contacts as of October 30, 2018

Boston College.
Kelsey Kinton.  kintonk@bc.edu

Clemson.  Not currently participating

Duke.
Howie Rhee.  hwr2@duke.edu
Monika Hirschbichler.  mh439@duke.edu

Florida State.
Ken Baldauf.  kbaldauf@fsu.edu

Georgia Tech.
Chris Reaves,.  chris reaves@gatech.edu
Recha Reid.  recha.reid@gatech.edu
Alyson Tant.  allyson.tant@gatech.edu

Louisville.
Suanne Bergmeister.  suzanne.bergmeister@louisville.edu

Miami.
Brian Breslin.  brian@thelaunchpad.org
Samantha Palmer-Shields.  sam@thelaunchpad.org

North Carolina.
Judith Cone. judith.cone@unc.edu
Sheryl Waddell.  Sheryl.Waddell@unc.edu
Kimi Yingling.  kimberly.yingling@unc.edu

NC State.
Tom Miller.  tkm@ncsu.edu
Megan Greer.  mdgreer@ncsu.edu
Macy Thomas.  methoma2@ncsu.edu

Notre Dame.
Karen Slaggert.  kslagger@nd.edu
Patti Reinhardt.  preinhar@nd.edu

Pittsburgh.
Babs Carryer.  Babs Carryer@innovation.pitt.edu

Syracuse.
David Seaman.  dseaman@syr.edu
Linda Dickerson Hartsock.  ldhart01@syr.edu

Virginia.
Elizabeth Pyle.  epp2f@virginia.edu

Virginia Tech.
Derick Maggard.  dmaggard@exchange.vt.edu

Wake Forest.
Keith Bonin.  bonin@wfu.edu
Dan Cohen.  cohenda@wfu
Georgia Tech.

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2019 ACC Debate Championship http://acciac.org/2019-acc-debate-championship-2/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:51:28 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=728

2019 ACC Debate Championship

Debaters Patrick Aimone and Conrad Palor with Coach Stephen Scheffel pose with championship trophy

Two members of the University of Notre Dame Debate Team — freshman Patrick Aimone and sophomore Conrad Palor — took first place Saturday (April 6) in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Debate Championship in Washington, D.C.

Led by coaches Stephen Scheffel and Lenora Popken, both Notre Dame Law School students, Aimone and Palor debated the topic “Voting should be compulsory in the United States” with students from 14 other ACC schools at the National Museum of American History.

The ACC Debate Championship is funded by the ACC Academic Consortium (ACCAC), which supports the academic missions of ACC schools with collaborative programs, ideas and recognitions. The consortium is supported by a special fund within the conference budget. It is guided by member schools’ presidents, provosts and chief undergraduate education officers.

Information reposted from https://news.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-team-wins-acc-debate-championship/

Watch the final round here: https://youtu.be/iW6GbLggjoo

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2018-19 Fellows, ACC Academic Leadership Network http://acciac.org/2018-19-fellows-acc-academic-leadership-network/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:42:06 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=724

2018-19 Fellows, ACC Academic Leadership Network


Large group in a field

75 faculty, administrators and liaisons from 14 participating universities gathered at the Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA for the first session of the 2018-19 ACC Academic Leaders Network (ALN).

The ALN meets during the academic year through a series of networking and collaboration sessions designed facilitate cross-institutional connections among academic leaders while building leadership capacity for the participating institutions.

More info at https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2018/10/acc-academic-leaders-network-vt.html

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2019 ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian http://acciac.org/2019-accelerate-festival/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:20:15 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=721

2019 ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian


ACCelerate Fest 2019 promotional collage featuring a live musicians and a dancer

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Institution presented the second ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival April 5-7, 2019, at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

The festival was a celebration of creative exploration and research happening at the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design (SEAD). The 2019 ACCelerate festival was programmed by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

More info on the ACCelerate festival at acceleratefestival.com

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2019 Student Leadership Symposium http://acciac.org/2019-student-leadership-symposium/ Wed, 29 May 2019 20:05:44 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=714

2019 Student Leadership Symposium


Large group of students in front of Student Leadership Symposium slide on a projector screen

The 2019 ACC Leadership Symposium was hosted at NC State University on February 22–24 with a focus on food insecurity. The 2019 delegate packet has detailed information.

More info at https://leadandengage.dasa.ncsu.edu/leadership/acc/

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2019 InVenture Prize Winners http://acciac.org/2019-inventure-prize-winners/ Wed, 29 May 2019 19:59:26 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=711

UVA takes 1st Place—ACC Inventure Prize


Alexander Singh and Rohit Rustagi hold their ACC InVenture trophies


The University of Virginia students Alexander Singh, Rohit Rustagi, George Vithoulkas, Eric Taleghani make up the team called MIST. Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology (MIST), LLC is the creator of ThIRA, a patent-pending disc replacement system which dynamically treats children with scoliosis and is aimed at improving patient quality of life, without the invasiveness, pain, and long recovery time of current procedures.

Learn about the other InVenture teams at https://accinventureprize.com/2019-teams.

More info at accinventureprize.com

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2019 ACC Meeting of the Minds conference http://acciac.org/2019-acc-meeting-of-the-minds-conference/ Wed, 29 May 2019 19:43:18 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=706

2019 ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference


Large group of students posed in front of projector screen

The University of Louisville hosted undergraduate researchers from 15 universities at the 2019 ACC Meeting of the Minds conference. The conference took place March 29-31 atUniversity of Louisville campus in Louisville, KY.

More info at bc.edu/offices/avp/2018mm.html

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2018 InVenture Prize Finalists http://acciac.org/2018-inventure-prize-finalists/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 02:34:43 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=632

2018 InVenture Prize Finalists


Collage of teams presenting and receiving awards at the Innoventure Prize competition.


Kolby Hanley won Georgia Tech’s InVenture Prize for his invention, an aiming device for competitive archery. His lightweight scope with integrated light, called StarLight, is the latest product developed by his company, UltraView.

PedalCreator placed second, a prize that comes with $10,000, a free patent filing and a spot in Flashpoint. Their device, Disruption, is an affordable guitar effects pedal.

The People’s Choice Award went to pHAM. They designed a filter to reduce acidity in coffee. They incorporated a mineral blend into the structure of the filter paper, which reduces the acidity of the brewed coffee without negatively affecting the taste.

More info at inventureprize.gatech.edu

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2017 ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian http://acciac.org/2017-accelerate-festival-at-the-smithsonian/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 02:20:34 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=629

2017 ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian


ACCelerate Fest 2019 promotional collage featuring a live musicians and a dancer

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Institution presented the first ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival on October 13-15, 2017, at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The festival was a celebration of creative research happening at the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design. The 2017 ACCelerate festival was programmed by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

The festival featured performances, talks, and 48 interactive installations from across the 15 ACC schools around seven thematic areas: civic engagement, art and technology, sustainability and environment, biomimetics, health and body, and making.

The next ACCelerate festival will be April 5-7, 2019, at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

More info on the ACCelerate festival at acceleratefestival.com

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2018 ACC Meeting of the Minds conference http://acciac.org/2018_meeting_of_the_minds/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 02:10:58 +0000 http://acciac.org/?p=617

2018 ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference


People standing in an atrium at a poster presentation

Boston College hosted the 2018 ACC Meeting of the Minds conference. The conference took place April 6–8 at Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, MA.

More info at bc.edu/offices/avp/2018mm.html

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