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Undergraduate Wins Scholarship for Bright Business Ideas for Texas

Undergraduate Wins Scholarship for Bright Business Ideas for Texas

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation has selected a software engineering student at The University of Texas at Dallas for scholarship that recognizes leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

Brian Hoang won $15,000, with funds for his award donated by the Mitchell Family Foundation. He was among 36 scholarship recipients honored in November at the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation’s annual gala in Houston.

The scholarships, supported by various donors throughout the state, are awarded to students at 25 Texas universities. The application requires that each student describe his or her goals and explain plans to pursue a career in Texas.

Brian HoangHoang co-founder of Immosis, a tech agency that creates immersive software experiences across multiple industries using virtual and augmented reality.

Scale is the key,” he said. “Making a difference person-by-person is great and all, but I want to put my efforts into one thing that can, in turn, improve many lives.”

Hoang said that emerging technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence have the potential to change fundamentally the way that humans live, engage with content and become productive.

“Technology provides more opportunities for us to better our own lives,” he said. “Use cases are popping up everywhere — health care, transportation, everything. We’re living in a revolution of innovation, and it’s absolutely beautiful.”

Article also published at UT Dallas News Center.


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