1 March 2011

In addition to the myriad of great things Pittsburgh has to offer, we also have some of the brightest minds and best ideas. cityLIVE! has a history of featuring some of the most established of these brilliant minds and ideas, but now it’s time to hear from the up-and-comers!

This event features some of our region’s best and brightest college students. We’ll hear about their passions, their creative innovations and current projects.

Derrick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools, will moderate our bright young minds, who include Mary Beatrice Dias, a Ph.D. student at CMU, who is conducting research in the field of Information Communication Technology for Development in collaboration with TechBridgeWorld; Alise Kuwahara, a fifth year Architecture student at CMU, interested in the relationship between architecture and social issues; Mackenzie Smith, a creative writing major in the English Department at CMU who hiked the Appalachian trail and traveled in the Middle East before beginning her studies; Micah Toll, a senior at Pitt, who is a serial inventor and entrepreneur, submitted his first patent application at 15 and started his first company at 17; and Chas Wagner, a second year MBA student at Pitt, who has launched Fanattix Media, a mobile applications company building iPhone and Android apps that will make it more fun and competitive for sports fans to root for their favorite college or professional team.

Does Pittsburgh’s future look bright or what? Break out your shades and join us – please RSVP here!

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