LiveBIG

LiveBIG

BTN LiveBIG shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. Check out our featured LiveBIG community stories below and join the LiveBIG conversation by sharing your stories with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

Next Episode - Thursday 3:00 pm ET

Michigan State

One-of-a-kind program that highlights Spartans who are making a difference all over the globe - from Detroit to Africa.

More Showings All Times Eastern

Oct 16 3:00 PM  Michigan State  
3:15 PM  Ohio State  

BTN LiveBIG: Indiana women excelling in technology

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are no problem for college women; they can use those as well as any guy on campus. But when it comes to understanding what happens when they hit the control and the “C” keys on their laptops, they may not be quite so savvy. That’s the way Maureen Biggers, one of the founders of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology at Indiana University, saw it.

Read More

Find out more about: , ,

BTN LiveBIG: Purdue serving orphans in Haiti

Purdue Athletic Chaplain Marty Dittmar worked to build and open an orphanage northeast of Mirebalais, Haiti. Built entirely by volunteers, the Purdue community has contributed considerable time, effort, and money to making the Ephraim Orphan Project a reality. The orphanage opened its doors about 9 months ago. LiveBIG sat down with Chaplain Dittmar to get an update.

Read More

Find out more about: , , , , , ,

BTN LiveBIG: Iowa doing sky-high research

The Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) at the University of Iowa does flight test research, pilot performance assessment and pilot training systems research and design. The OPL is directed by Tom Schnell, associate professor in Mechanical and industrial Engineering, who is a commercial pilot and a flight instructor.

Read More

Find out more about: , , , ,

BTN LiveBIG: Spartans, Red Wings faceoff for charity

Four years ago, Ryan Miller was named the Most Outstanding Player as the United States men’s hockey team won the silver medal. This weekend, the US will be playing for the bronze and “home” will have their collective eyes on the ice in Sochi.

Read More

Find out more about: , , , , , , , , ,

BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten leads in Peace Corp volunteering

Last week, the Peace Corps announced its 2013 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. For the first time in eight years, the University of Wisconsin was on top of the rankings! Wisconsin was one of eight current (and one future) members of the Big Ten conference to rank among the top 25 volunteer-producing universities.

Read More

Find out more about: , ,

BTN LiveBIG: PSU THON Director Q&A

For the past 37 years, Penn State University’s student body have pulled together the largest student-run fundraising effort, called THON.  Many universities have dance marathons to support charities, but Penn State students blow it out at a scale that is unmatched. The student body has successfully raised more than $100 million for pediatric cancer patients and research. This year’s effort is expected to clear $12 million in donations.

Read More

Find out more about: , , , ,

BTN LiveBIG: 5 minutes can save a life

Four years ago, the American Heart Association recommended changing the traditional method of CPR. That same year the AHAS got a vocal champion in Northwestern’s Dr. George Chiampas. He brought passion and a personal story to his commitment to changing the way everyone gets trained on saving sufferers of heart attacks.

Read More

Find out more about: , , , , , , ,

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska premiere

Tonight after the Cornhuskers host the Fighting Illini in men’s basketball, check out the premiere of the Nebraska episode of LiveBIG. This episode features the Nebraska Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) and a program that allows photojournalism students the opportunity to travel the globe documenting human needs.

Read More

Find out more about: , ,