BiologicsMD is the 27th Global Champion of the Global Moot Corp Competition, which was held May 7-8 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. This year’s Global Moot Corp Competition brought 40 teams from 12 countries to Austin. Biologics MD is developing OsteoFlor, a new prescription medicine for the treatment of osteoporosis.
Dallas businessman George Watson, who holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the McCombs School of Business, is a longtime education advocate for adults and young people.
What's so special about Global Moot Corp? According to BiologicsMD team members from the University of Arkansas, it's the judges. "Yesterday's feedback round from the judges gave us a a flavor for the judges and the audience," said Robyn Goforth.
Global Moot Corp team members Tim Lovell, Jared Edgel and Ryan Allred of TranquilMed (from Brigham Young University) were looking pretty smug as they ate lunch today in the Hall of Honors. Why so smug? "We did our best, said Edgel. What would they change if they move on to the semi-finals?
Global Moot Corp Team CALMsenior, LLC, from the University of Louisville, hopes the judges can tell real perspiration vs. nervous perspiration. "Ours is real perspiration," said Joe Rotella, M.D., CEO for CALMsenior. "Next round we are going to dress informally. Yesterday's 95 degree heat did us in as we walked across campus."
You see them in the halls. Today and tomorrow. Teams of Global Moot Corp participants huddled together making last minute plans for their presentation to the judges. Nervous-looking. "It's like a soccer match," said Rafael Tejeda, team leader for Recargatel!, representing Centro de Investigation en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV) in Monterrey, Mexico.
The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas will honor its namesake next week at the 10-year anniversary of Red McCombs' $50 million donation to the school.
Interdisciplinary teams of business, engineering, and geosciences students from The University of Texas at Austin participated in an inaugural specialized training course, known as BP Energy Play, last weekend. The 47 student participants first attended talks by a training consultant who was specially flown in from the United Kingdom by BP to instruct the students.
The CleanTech Group, an MBA student organization at McCombs, was honored as the Best Graduate Organization at The University of Texas during the annual Swing Out Awards' Evening of the Stars ceremony on April 22.