On September 22, 2016, Texas Tech inventors, faculty, staff and students gathered at the TTU Innovation Hub to consider and deliberate the latest energy solutions being developed in West Texas. Technologies were presented in two tracks: Spark Fund and the Poster Showcase. Teams of TTU researchers, students, and industry partners competed for Spark Fund awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.  Four teams were selected to receive funding.

TTU undergraduate and graduate students presented research posters.  Members of the TREIA Board were included in the process of judging the GLEAMM Poster Showcase.  This allowed board members to view some of the innovative and unique technologies coming out of Texas Tech University. Prizes were awarded to the top 3 winners. Winners in both categories have earned a trip to present their ideas at TREIA’s GridNEXT Conference 2016 November 9-11 in Georgetown, TX during the GLEAMM Challenge Showcase & Networking Cocktail Reception.