Innovation Palooza and Rothberg Catalyzer Impact-a-Thon

February 12, 2018

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cohon University Center, Rangos Hall

Student working on project at Innovation Palooza

Join the College of Engineering and the Integrated Innovation Institute for the 2018 Innovation Palooza and Rothberg Catalyzer Impact-a-Thon! Throughout the event, check out faculty and student demos, including metals additive manufacturing, MirrorX, and Power Table, and view industry demos from a variety of companies. Don't forget to check out the student team entries in the Rothberg Catalyzer Impact-a-Thon.

Event Poster (download PDF)

Companies that will be performing demos include:


1:05 p.m.-1:10 p.m. Welcome – James H. Garrett, Jr., dean, College of Engineering

1:10 p.m.–1:25 p.m. Dr. Jonathan Rothberg (E 1985), founder and chairman, Butterfly Network, Inc.

1:25 p.m.–1:35 p.m. Peter L. Votruba-Drzal, Ph.D., associate director Automotive OEM Coatings,
Substrate Protection Systems and Adhesives & Sealants, PPG

3:25 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Attack Theatre Performance

  • Part One: Theatrical dance repertory that highlights the use of everyday objects in unexpected ways, such as ladders and hover boards
  • Part Two: Utilizing audience responses to craft a performance in real-time that connects with the themes of Innovation Palooza

3:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Rothberg Catalyzer Impact-a-Thon Results Announced

  • Alumnus and University Trustee, Dr. Jonathan Rothberg (E 1985), has generously committed to support the competition. An entrepreneur, Dr. Rothberg is the Founder and Chairman of Butterfly Network, Inc.


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