The Next Big Idea

The Next Big Idea Winners

The Next Big Idea is an annual competition, sponsored by ZVRS, in which cross-disciplinary teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students work together to create a product, a type of technology or a business that will be useful to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Important Dates

  • Final Round will be May 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m in the Panera Theatre in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall. This final round is open to the public. Parking will be available in L lot right next to LBJ Hall.

The six final teams will present their Next Big Ideas.  The teams and team members are:


Musab Al-Smadi

Michelle Chi

Steven McClusky

Radhila Mehra



Lucas Batttisti

Samuel Lum

Michaela Zerbo



Adam Brodack

Keith Delk

Jeffrey Spinale



Chris Bonsu

Chhun Kim

Yeh Jun Kim

Ricardo Veloz-Sandoval



Christopher Caulfield

Charles Hem



Nicole Dugan

Ethan Young

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