Past Program Photo Galleries and Videos

Capturing more of the MITEF Flagship programs on both camera and video has been a high priority this last year.  The purpose is to document and share with the Houston Community as many of these inspiring  programs as possible. This would not be possible without the generous donations of our event sponsors.

 


2017

 

 

Innovation in Education

 

 

April 26- Baker Institute/MITEF of Texas/Texas A&M Program on Innovations in Education at the Baker Institute at Rice University.  Speakers are:
George Abbey (Senior Fellow in Sapce Policy at the Baker Institute)
Dr. Neal Lane (Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the Baker Institute)
Dr. Heather Domjan (Interim Executive Director, STEM Center, Univ of Houston)
Dr. Bonnie Dunbar (former astronaut, Director  of the Insitute ofr Eng. Education and Innovation at Texas A&M)
The Honorable Ruben Hinojosa (Former US Representative, 15th Congressional District)
Sir James McDonald (Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde)
The Honoarble Rod Paige (Interim President, Jackson State Univerisity and former US Secretary of Education)
Dr. Richard Tapia (Professor and Director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity,, Rice University) 

Video of Innovations in Education Program 

 

 

 

VIEW SLIDES FROM 2017 ECONOMIC
BUSINESS FORECAST LUNCHEON

 

 

Jan 11- The 2017 Economic Business Foecast Luncheon at the Federal lReserve with John Duca (VP fromt he Federal Reserve) and Boyd Nash-Stacey (Senior Economist from BBVA Compass) below:

1) John Duca Presentation-2017 
2) Boyd Nash-Stacey Presentation-2017

 

 


2016

 

VULNERABILITY OF THE US ELECTRICAL
GRID to a high altitude nuclear blast
or a severe solar storm

 

November 9 - Videos of the lecture "Vulnerability of the US Electrical Grid to a Single High Altitude Nuclear Blasst (HEMP) or to a Severe Solar Storm" with Dr. William Radasky and Texas State Senator Bob Hall:

1) Lecture by Dr. William Radasky -- Technology of Electromagnetic Threats 
2) Lecture by Texas Senator Bob Hall -- Threat to Texas and the US
3) Introduction to Program on the Vulnerability of the Electrical Grid

 

The Future of Clean water

 

October 19 - Videos of Michael Bloom (Sustainability Practice Manager at RG Miller Engineering), Jonathan Pressdee (VP AECOM), Amanda Brock (CEO and Founder of Water Standard), Bill King (Former Mayor of Kemah), Michael Wong (Professor & Chairman of the Rice University Department of Chemical Engineering) discussing various aspects of the Future of Clean Water:

1) Introduction to Program on the Future of Clean Water 
2) Lecture by Jonathan Pressdee -- Sustainable Water for a Thirsty World 
3) Lecture by Amanda Brock -- Water: Balancing Competing Interests for a Limited Resource 
4) Lecture by Bill King -- Water Problems in the Houston Area
5) Lecture by Michael Wong -- Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment 
6) Panel Discussion on the Future of Clean Water, Moderated by Michael Bloom
7) Questions and Answers with the Audience 

 

 

 

CREATING AND GROWING MUSTANG
ENGINEERING WITH COFOUNDER BILL HIGGS

 

Feb 9 - Mustang Engineering was created during the oil down turn in 1987 and grew to become a billion dollar company and the preminent deep water engineering firm in the world.  Bill Higgs describes their unique employee and customer oriented hard driving company culture was one of the keys to their success. 

1) Introduction  to the Mustang Story Program 
2) Creating and Growing Mustang Engineering with cofounder Bill Higgs   
3) Questions and Answers with Bill Higgs and the Audience

                                                      

 

 

 

VIEW SLIDES FROM 2016 ECONOMIC
BUSINESS FORECAST LUNCHEON

 

Jan 13 - The 2016 Economic Business Forecast Luncheon at the Federal Reserve was sold out but you can still see the slides presented by John Duca (VP from the Federal Reserve) and Kim Fraser Chase (Senior Economist from BBVA Compass) below:

1) John Duca Presentation-2016

2) Kim Fraser Chase Presentation-2016


 

 


2015

 

Detecting and Deflecting Asteroids on a Collision Course with Earth

October 21 - Videos on the lecture "Detecting and Deflecting Asteroids on a Collision Course with Earth" with former Astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu are available here:

1) Lecture by Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu
2) Questions and answers with the Audience

 

Advances in DNA Testing and the Impact on Genealogy and Anthropology

April 28 - Videos of the April 28 MITEF/BioHouston Flagship Program on the "Advances in DNA Testing and the Impact on Genealogy and Anthropology" are now available:

1) Bennett Greenspan discussing the Technology of DNA Testing  
2) Russ Capper Interviewing Bennett Greenspan about founding the company Family Tree DNA
3) Bennett Greenspan answering questions from the audience

 

 

The New Liquid Metal Battery

February 18 - MIT Professor Donald Sadoway was fantastic. The video of the February 18th program on the "Development of a Revolutionary New Liquid Metal Battery for Storing Electricity on the Grid are available here:

Donald Sadoway lecture about developing his new liquid metal battery

 

Advances in Modeling Weather and Climate

November 12 - Videos of the Flagship Program on "Advances in Modeling Weather and Climate" with a panel of world class experts are available at the following links:

Part 1  -- Introductions
Part 2 -- Overiew by John Nielsen-Gammon
Part 3 -- The improving accuracy of weather predictions --  Istvan Szunyough
Part 4 -- Effects of the ocean on weather and climate modeling -- Ramalingnam Saravanan
Part 5 -- Effects of land on predicting weather -- Robert Dickinson
Part 6 -- Examing Climate change in the last 100,000 years and being able to predict  it -- Charles Jackson
Part 7 -- Questions and Answers with the audience and the panel

 


2014

 

The Amazing Houston Success Story - Compaq Computer....an Interview with Rod Canion

February 18 - In case you missed the MITEF Flagship Program "The Amazing Houston Success Story - Compaq Computer....an Interview with Rod Canion" you can now see the video of  Russ Capper interviewing Rod Canion about founding and running Compaq Computer. The program and video taping were made possible and underwritten by Comcast Business.

The Amazing Houston Success Story -- Interview of Rod Canion

   View the Photo Gallery of this Event

 

 

 

The Future of Regenerative Medicine

April 16 - The MIT Enterprise Forum/Houston Methodist Research Institute Flagship Program on The Future of Regenerative Medicine -- Advances in Research and Commercialization on April 16 was fabulous. Dr. John Cooke and Dr. Appel from the Houston Methodist Research Institute assembled a fantastic panel of experts who gave a great overview of Regenerative Medicine.  The panel also addressed a wide variety of challenging questions from the audience. You can view the video recording of the program here:

http://methodist.hendrikmvp.com/Media/Details/828

   View the Photo Gallery #1 of this Event

   View the Photo Gallery #2 of this Event

Thank you to the Houston Methodist Research Institute for making this video possible.

 

2014 Business Forecast Luncheon on January 15, 2014

   January 15th - View the Photo Gallery of this Event

 

 

 

Big Data

February 19 - The MIT Enterprise Forum Flagship Program on BIG DATA on February 19, 2014 was sold out. Below is a link to a video of Anthony Goldbloom's overview of the BIG DATA field and some of the new developments. The program and video taping were made possible and underwritten by MRE Consulting.

Anthony Goldbloom talking about BIG DATA

 

 


2013

 

Visionaries of Social Entrepreneurship

December 27 - In case you missed miss the MITEF Flagship Program Visionaries of Social Entrepreneurship which was broadcast on TV on December 27 at 7:30PM on Channel 8 TV in Houston, a video of the TV broadcast is posted here:

https://youtu.be/cVM4G1oXqV8

Thank you to our Foundation Event Sponsor, NRG Energy, for making this TV program possible.

 

MIT Professor Richard Lester on the Energy Makers Show

November 20 - Video of MIT Professor Richard Lester interviewed on the Energy Makers Show in Houston, November 20, 2013 just prior to the MITEF Flagship program in Houston

1) Part 1 -- Interview on the Energy Maker Show -- Energy Outlook
2) Part 2 -- Interview on the Energy Maker Show -- Status of Nuclear Energy
3) Bennett Greenspan answering questions from the audience

 

 

 

Revolutionizing Neuroscience: Healing the Brain and Spine

   May 15th - View the Photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Metcalfe

April 24 - Videos of Bob Metcalfe at the MITEF Flagship program at Rice University on April 24, 2013 being interviewed by Russ Capper from the Business Maker’s Radio Show. Bob was the coinventor of the ethernet and founder of 3COM. Thanks to the Business Maker's Radio Show for making the videos possible.

1) Russ Capper's interview of Bob Metcalfe 
2) Short take with Bob Metcalfe -- Developing the Ethernet 
3) Short take with Bob Metcalfe -- The importance of persistence
4) Short take with Bob Metcalfe -- Steve Jobs
5) Short take with Bob Metcalfe -- Starting companies

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Thank you to the American Gas Association, Oil and Gas Journal, and Ensley Properties for underwriting the program and video.

 

Networking Social

   Photo Gallery for Networking Social event on March 21, 2013

 

 

 

Houston Robot Competition

   Photo Gallery for Houston Robot Competition on March 09, 2013

 

2013 Business Forecast Luncheon on January 16, 2013

   January 16th - View the Photo Gallery of this Event

 

 

 


2012

 

Shale Gas Fracking

September 19 - We taped our Flagship program on "Shale Gas Fracking" at Channel 8 TV Studio, Houston, September 19, 2012. Our panel looked at Shale Gas Fracking from the perspective of the producer, academia, the environment, a service company, and a government regulatory agency.

Part 1 - Introductions
Part 2 - Mark Boling (Southwestern Energy)
Part 3 - Dan Hill (Texas A&M)
Part 4 - James Marston (Environmental Defense Fund)
Part 5 - Mike Watts (Halliburton)
Part 6 - David Neslin (Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission)
Part 7 - Questions & Answers with the panel and audience

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Thank you to the American Gas Association, Oil and Gas Journal, and Ensley Properties for underwriting the program and video.

 

New Innovations in Medical Robotics

   Photo Gallery for New Innovations in Medical Robotics on June 13, 2012