Date(s) - 02/21/23
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grand Stafford Theater


Nash Porter :: “RS DesignSpark… who? what?”

Nash will introduce RS DesignSpark to the community and detail the resources they can provide to engineers: an online community, free software packages, and most recently the technology incubator called “Accelerate.”.

Nash Porter is a Bryan native and Texas A&M grad. After graduating A&M, he was been blessed to play in many different industries- anything from designing offshore robotic submarine handling systems, programming electronic touch displays on wakeboarding boats, and even performing surgery on cockroaches (you should ask about that one). After a few years in Oklahoma, he returned to Texas A&M in pursuit of a graduate degree where he met his new wife, Katie.

Currently, he leads the Accelerate technology development program based out of the DesignSpark Innovation Center (DSIC) in Bryan, TX. The Accelerate program is a tech incubator/accelerator curated towards manufacturing and industrial startups. Companies enter the 12-month program and are provided with a suite of tools, funding, and mentorship to “Accelerate their potential.”

David Lyster :: Adventures of an Aggie Engineering Student Consultant

David will be presenting his experience as an engineering consultant at A&M and share some of his personal projects: anything from a homemade variable intake valve for his car to a custom designed laser gun system.

David is a Junior Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering at Texas A&M University. He also works part time as Hardware Engineer at The Reynolds and Reynolds Company and he is a Technology Officer at Aggies Create, a student led consulting organization that allows students to utilize their skills and gain experience while developing solutions for consultants.