Over 2,000 students participated in a free participatory demonstration of the fun and excitment of a career in technology. Companies and governmental organizations showed off robots, computer gaming, renewable energy, solar cars, and more in interactive pre-show demonstrations. The Lecture itself explored the effect of engineering advances on third world economies, communication, and health care.
The Edison Lecture has inspired and informed over 12,000 middle and high school students on The University of Texas at Austin campus over the last 5 years. Next year's topic is Innovation!