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.
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.
Biomedical engineering undergraduate students Connor Sheedy, Kevin Knapp, and Lexi Cheng met with the CEO of Lohman Technologies, makers of AfibAlert, regularly to get feedback while accelerating product development for the medical device startup.
Will Blanchard (center), a Washington University Computer Science student, is pictured with Sandra Bradley, Hyper Innovation Director, and Tom Yen, UW Biomedical Engineering Faculty. Will is the winner of our Summer Mini-Challenge. Will’s idea for a Smart Breaker Box Solution had all of the elements of customer value, competitive differentiation, feasibility, and compelling innovation for advancing home connectivity.
We had a great turnout for the showcase @1403 during ForwardFest with an array of things to talk about from company-sponsored projects to upcoming events for corporations and opportunities and an ambassador program for students.
Our high school girls who participated in the Girls in STEM Innovation Program that we created to inspire passion and interest in innovation presented their final project, a recycled dress made of creative and unexpected materials.
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