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Cats Caravan tour to include Texas State student inventors in 2017

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
February 2, 2017

Texas State University’s 2017 Cats Caravan bus tour will make stops in four cities this year—Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.  

The annual Cats Caravan, which aims to spread Bobcat Pride statewide, is organized by the Texas State Alumni Association along with Texas State Athletics, the Bobcat Club and University Advancement. Cats Caravan is sponsored by Regent Coach Line and University Federal Credit Union.

All Cats Caravan events will feature a university update from President Denise M. Trauth. This year’s tour will feature for the first time some of Texas State's student inventors to showcase game-changing technology being developed on campus. Participants will see how corporate partners are helping to take these new ideas to the marketplace. From biometric authentication and virtual reality to recyclable fabric and apps to help resolve child obesity issues, Texas State student research is solving real-world problems.

The 2017 Cats Caravan tour schedule is as follows:

  • Austin Reception
    6-8 p.m., Thursday, February 2
    The Bullock Texas State History Museum
    2nd Floor Lobby
    1800 Congress Avenue
  • Dallas Reception
    6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, February 3
    Perot Museum of Nature & Science
    Dynamic Earth Hall
    2201 North Field Street
  • San Antonio Luncheon
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, March 3
    Sunset Station
    The Arcadian
    1174 East Commerce Street
  • Houston Luncheon
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, March 16
    The Houstonian
    Forest Ballroom
    111 N. Post Oak Lane

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About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 170,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.  Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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