From chatbots to virtual reality, the Innovation Club a student organization from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. We are a group of students who like to tinker with technology and learn new skills together. No coding knowledge or specific major required.

Join us every Friday at 1:30pm in Old Main 106-B! This semester we will have workshops and skill sessions, as well as guest speakers!

Email Jon Zmikly at jz18@txstate.edu for more information.

Innovation Club students visit Dell Technologies in Round Rock

Fall Schedule:

  • Friday, Sept. 22 – First Meeting of the Semester! Welcome Back!
  • Friday, Sept. 29 – Planning Meeting
  • Friday, Oct. 6 – Chatbot Workshop
  • Friday, Oct. 13 – Field Trip to the Capital Factory in Austin, TX
  • Friday, Oct. 20 – IT Symposium for High School Students (10am in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom)
  • Friday, Oct. 27 – Homecoming Soap Box Derby Painting & Submission
  • Friday, Nov. 3 – No Meeting
  • Friday, Nov. 10 from 12-1:30 PM – JCMitte School of Art + Design, Room 2121 – AI Lecture, argodesign – How AI is changing how people use software and the shifting role of the designer. Examples and instructions on how students can use AI.
  • Friday, Nov. 17 – Chase A. Fountain, Chief Photographer at Texas Parks and Wildlife will be guest speaking about the use of drone photography and videography. Join us!
  • Friday, Nov. 24 – No Meeting – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday, Dec. 1 – Game Night!
  • Friday, Dec. 8 – Guest Speaker (TBA)
  • Friday, Dec. 15 – Last Meeting of the Semester (Christmas Party)

We will also plan other trips / social events throughout the semester

Follow us on Instagram at @txstinnovation

For more information contact Jon Zmikly at @jonzmikly or jonzmikly@txstate.edu.