Student Info Session and Pizza Social at Union South
Learn more about Hyper Innovation and opportunities for hands-on experience, projects, and entrepreneurial support you could potentially be a part of. We invite students from all majors including engineering, computer science, business, communications, art and design, physics, anthropology and more. And, yes, there will be pizza.
While this is a student event, faculty, staff, and interested company reps are welcome to attend.
Jeff Glazer, Blockchain Lab Director
Jeff is a Univeristy of Wisconsin faculty member who is a Blockchain enthusiast and works in the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic supervising startup businesses. Jeff is unique in that he was a software developer before he became a lawyer. He began his career as a web application and software developer; he developed some of the first corporate intranets and internet-enabled business processes. Since then he has also worked in private practice and started two companies.
About the Blockchain Lab
Labs are programs geared toward more rapid, active learning through unique frameworks while working on real world business problems. We call this an essential tool for future-proofing both companies and individuals.
The Hyper Innovation Blockchain Lab is designed for faster learning, distilling the noise, and identifying real value in this new Wild West. The Blockchain Lab’s plan for 2018 includes foundational industry learning for enterprise architects and developers and running events that bring universities, startups and corporates together in unique collaborative experiential learning environments.
In 2018, the Blockchain Lab includes bootcamps for hands-on learning, open hackathons, Flipped Classroom events, mentor/reverse-mentor opportunities in our Blockchain Sandbox, structured startup interactions, and potentially developing use cases.
Jason Tham, crypto investor and incubator director, and Sandra Bradley, Hyper Innovation Director, in front, hope to make the co-working space at 100state Ground Zero for the local cryptocurrency and blockchain community. Also pictured are UW-Madison students Sean Rice, left, and Eli Krenzke, who work on multiple projects in our blockchain incubator space. Read more in this Cap Times
A full chapter in the book The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change which focuses on innovation and change in education, features Sandra Bradley and experiential learning programs she developed while working in UW-Madison’s IoT Lab.
Sandra founded some of the ideas for Hyper Innovation, the company she now leads, on the university programs as well as on decades of experience in academic and professional learning environments. She strongly believes in the value of collaboration and experiential learning while delivering real value to accelerate and enhance learning outcomes.
We are working to bring UW-Madison, the Wisconsin AV Proving grounds and industry partners to run real-world experiments with autonomous vehicles in the Hyper Innovations Future of Transportation Lab. The AV Proving Grounds includes part of Observatory Drive which could be one of the first places to begin testing.
Navya came to campus recently to demo one of their vehicles. Read more about some of the things that are happening in Wisconsin that you could be part of and stay tuned for details on how to get involved.
Catherine Finedore (right), a senior in Biomedical Engineering, does a great job presenting her work during an industry workshop on integrating interactive LED technology into dress she designed. She was also featured in this article for receiving a scholarship for her work in biomedical engineering.
We had students and faculty from business, engineering, computer science, and law attend our Corporate Executive Industry Event in November. Sid Ramesh, an industrial engineering junior, presented on the projects and work he is doing in enterprise blockchain. Jignesh Patel, computer science faculty and entrepreneur, presented on his work in AI. See this short video for highlights of Patel’s presentation:
And this is a short video of an overview of the event overall:
Opportunities for learning about gathering roadway data and autonomous vehicles with this demo Mandli Communications brought to our offices on W. Washington for hands-on learning.
Rita Roloff, Comp Sci Junior, tests out the “Glass Walk,” a path of actual broken glass. Like firewalking, this exercise during an industry workshop was designed to empower breakthrough creativity and enhance team bonding.
Two of our interns, biomedical engineering student Catherine Finedore, and computer science student, Rita Roloff, co-developed an experiential program for taking a group of middle school girls from ideation to product development. They also mentored the girls and provided strong role models of successful women in STEM fields.
Besides being fun, one of the participants commented that she had never thought of science as a field of interest for her until she had gone through the 6-week bootcamp.
A student team tests out an application for a virtual reality healthcare use case. Bringing students together in a safe place to freely explore ideas and technology is the key to unlocking new ideas.
We had a professional graphic facilitator from a San Francisco, CA-based consulting firm teach students graphic recording skills to capture information and story tell in a more effective and visual way. Mary Finedore, graduate student in neurobiology, and Tayler Nowak, an MBA student, practice the techniques before facilitating an industry session.