Are you interesting in working on diverse teams to create new innovations for campus?
Spend the day designing new products and services to improve any aspect of student life at the University of Georgia with students from various disciplines. This can be related to recreation, food, transportation, events, technology, and more. It is expected that the innovations created could be implemented on campus in Fall 2015.
Come experience the joys of design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Join us for a fun, hands-on day of experiencing evidence-centered design, ideation, prototyping and business model development. Prizes will be awarded for the best ideas, prototypes, and business plans. Meals and snacks will be provided. Play with the latest technology including little bits, 3D Printers, Google Glass, MakeyMakey, Arduino, and more!
Winning team will earn the opportunity to travel to Silicon Valley and learn from some of the best venture capitalists and entreprenuers in the world while being immersed in the venture capital process and startup culture.
This event is free and spaces are limited! We’re looking for students from all levels (undergraduate and graduate) and backgrounds.
6- 6:30pm – Introduction to thinc-a-thon and challenge
6:30- 7:30pm – Design Thinking Intro
7:30pm – Meet with team/begin project work
10:00am – 7:00pm – Research, Ideation, Prototyping, and Testing
7:00-7:30pm – Presentations
7:30-8:pm – Wrap up
The following are a list of items you may want to bring to help you develop your prototypes:
Hammer and nails
Portable sewing machine
Toolkits (power tools, etc.)
Music (speakers, etc.)
Various textiles + papers
Other electronic components + sensors
1.) How are teams formed?/Do I need to join a team before attending?
Teams will be created on the Friday of the event with an emphasis on having students from multiple disciplines on each team.
2.) Do I need to have an idea in order to attend?
No, ideas for projects will be shared and decided on by each team.
3.) When does the Silicon Valley trip take place?
Spring semester 2015 (Exact date to be announced)
Contact Gregory Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org