Contraptions, Google, Girls Day and more…

2016 is a wrap!  The following post captures the whirlwind of activities our students have participated in over past 6 weeks.  You will see that we have been extremely busy exposing students to opportunities in the innovation economy.  Our goals are simple Expose...

Designing with MIT’s D-Lab

When they walked in, few had thought twice about adequate lighting for a late night study session.  None could imagine having to use a bathroom outside especially in the dark.  The window sills were lined with prototypes of different cooking devices addressing...

iFp Saturdays Kicks Off at MIT

Many arrived wondering exactly what their parents had signed them up for.  Others who had participated in our programming in the past knew that whatever was in store would be interesting.  How could it not be?  We were at one of the most amazing places on the planet,...

Cultivating an Untapped Source of Innovators

There is a quiet storm brewing at the intersection of design, science, technology and business.  Leaders in industries most susceptible to disruption like High Tech have understood this for many years.  Steve Jobs defined design as “not just what it looks like...

Robots That Make a Difference

“My robot is going to help someone.” – Tony A. That was the response of one of our students when his Mother asked him, “How was the first day?” Since our programming starts in the real-world, questions like – “Why am I doing...

Creative Leaders | Creative Doers

Just a few days ago I read a post by Tim Brown, CEO IDEO, titled “How Might Design Thinking Help the TSA?”  He discussed how air travel is comprised of an interconnected system, and it is hard to effect significant change in any system by looking at only...