As part of SXSWedu's Learn by Design competition, Distinguished Professor and Page Principal Larry Speck will host a session on team-based learning at UT's Dell Medical School along with Dr. Sue Cox, Executive Vice Dean and Chair of Medical Education at the Dell Medical School. The session will explore how a team-based learning classroom challenges the pure lecture-based environment and allows students to problem-solve together with cross-disciplinary team interaction. The aim of the new medical program at UT helps students to learn by working together and by testing ideas in the community and a collaborative environment.
Associate Professor Matt Fajkus, together with Kat Kohl, graduate student in the College of Fine Arts, Dr. Laura Colgin, Associate Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, and Rebecca McInroy, senior producer and host at KUT, will lead a juried panel discussion on March 6th at SXSWedu. The selected panel session is titled "The Art & Science of Spatial Perception." Panelists will discuss how memory, form, and light influence internal and external representations of our experiences.
Master of Architecture student Davis Richardson will also be representing the school at SXSW 2017, where he will exhibit his sustainable tiny house, called "Kinetohaus," which was recently the subject of a Tiny House, Big Living episode on the DIY Network. Richardson will talk to visitors about tiny houses and alternative affordable housing typologies, including a vision for retrofitting parking garages into housing in collaboration with the modular building startup Blokable in Seattle.