TEDxTAMU Educates on Variety of Topics, Including 3D Printing and Augmented Reality
Texas A&M’s TEDx conference Saturday featured 14 speakers addressing topics ranging from motivational speeches based on life lessons to the sharing of scientific and technological advances.
Professor and College Station city councilman James Benham opened the day’s talks at Geren Auditorium with the introduction of up-and-coming augmented reality products and drone technology, as well as advances in 3-D printing, alerting students that technology is about to open possibilities never imagined.
“This changes everything about the way we live and grow as a society,” he said, revealing a video of a 3-D printer able to build a full-sized functioning house in a matter of hours.
Craig Shapiro, interim associate superintendent of high schools for Austin ISD, spoke to attendees on much-needed changes in primary education and his dreams of a better future for both public and private schools.
“We are going to have to change the way we grade students in school, where growth is premium,” he said.
Shapiro stressed that standardized testing and grade point averages are detrimental to the progression of students in school…click here to continue reading.