First-year Hampshire student Nirman Dave will be a presenter at the upcoming STUDENTx Showcase.
STUDENTx, a University of Massachusetts Amherst Registered Student Organization, will present STUDENTx 2015, a showcase featuring a diverse lineup of student speakers, performers, and local businesses from the Five College Consortium in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. This showcase will be held on November 19 , 2015 (Thursday) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center Auditorium.
Representing Hampshire at the event is Nirman Dave, a first-year student who will connect his passion for computer science, entrepreneurship, building new things, and understanding the way humans behave in a captivating and inspiring talk. In his talk, titled "Why 'Great' is so much Harder than 'Good', he will share how his research in these interdisciplinary fields shifted the way he perceives the world and how he believes that there is a more wholesome way of looking at different subject fields together.
Designed to exhibit the ideas and talents of the Pioneer Valley community through engaging 10-minute presentations, STUDENTx Showcase speakers were chosen from a pool of more than 50 applications, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from each of the Five College Consortium Institutions (Smith College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College). Each presentation will concern unique topics ranging from pressing social issues to new scientific discoveries, shedding light on both various fields of study and invaluable aspects of the human experience. This showcase aims to embody the principal mission of the TED Organization, which is to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.”
The STUDENTx Showcase is produced to bring together a broad audience of more than 500 students, faculty, and community members for this event. Most importantly, this fall showcase will be provide an opportunity for students from the Five Colleges to lead the conversation rather than simply being passive audience members. In its second year, STUDENTx aims to foster both a sense of community and intellectual stimulation within the Five College Consortium while also uniting ambitious, talented young minds who have unique ideas and unbounded potentials. STUDENTx hopes to continue to spread and celebrate these ideas in order to educate and inspire both the Pioneer Valley community and the entire globe.
STUDENTx 2015 will be held in one live session, which will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center Auditorium. Doors will open beginning at 6:15pm.
Admission to STUDENTx 2015 is free and open to the community. Attendees may pre-register for the Showcase at the following link: http://tiny.cc/STUDENTx