Workshop Schedule: Friday Noon – 1PM Fall 2015
- 9/11 Cal Design Lab: Amos Winter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (Links to an external site.). He is the Director of the Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab (Links to an external site.), which focuses on the marriage of mechanical design theory and user-centered product design to create simple, elegant technological solutions for use in highly constrained environments. His research interests include design for emerging markets and developing countries, biomimetic design, fluid/solid/granular mechanics, biomechanics, and the design of ocean systems. Prof. Winter is the principal inventor of the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) (Links to an external site.), an all-terrain wheelchair designed for developing countries that was a winner of a 2010 R&D 100 award and was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s top innovations in 2011. His Ph.D. work focused on adapting the burrowing mechanisms of razor clams to create compact, low power, and reversible burrowing systems for subsea applications such as anchoring, oil recovery, and cable installation. Prof. Winter is a founder of Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT) (Links to an external site.). He was the recipient of the 2010 Tufts University Young Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2010 MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award, the 2012 ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, and was named one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) by Technology Review magazine.
- 9-18 Cal Design Lab: Dav Clark, OpenDataKit: magnifying human resources through technology. http://opendatakit.org (Links to an external site.)and https://mobsci.dlab.berkeley.edu/tutorials/; Yael Perez will join with feedback to teams on questionnaires.
- 9-25 Cal Design Lab: Nitrogen Recovery from Urine: Lessons from the DevEng Ladder. (1) pitching projects to various audiences, (2) creating tangible project chapters, and (3) tips for success in DevEng 200 based on his experiences last fall. Will Tarpeh, doctoral student environmental engineering student interested in sustainable sanitation and technical education in the developing world. http://news.berkeley.edu/2014/05/14/big-ideas-contest-2014/. Also see: http://engineering.berkeley.edu/2014/09/defining-development-engineering.
- 10-2 Innovation Lab: Vivek Rao, (UC Berkeley, formerly IDEO) will do a workshop on Design Creativity. Being generative in design projects sounds fun and easy – at least until you’ve come up with those first ten ideas. In this session, we’ll look at the concept generation stage and explore a few easy approaches for your teams to stay inspired, to link that inspiration to new design concepts, and most importantly, make sure that those concepts are meaningfully linked to the problems and needs you’re interested it. Come ready to think quick, have fun, and make some progress.
- 10-9 Innovation Lab: James Bernard, Senior Director, Global Strategic Partnerships Microsoft Education, Education and Partnerships in International Development
- On Collective Impact
- On Shared Value
- On Innovative Teaching and Learning Research
- 10-16 Innovation Lab: Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, postdoctoral researcher, Blum Center for Developing Economies, http://www.kwekuopokuagyemang.com/research-papers/ (Links to an external site.)
- 10-23 Haas Entryway: Cookstove Experiment (special required 2 hour session)
- 10-30: We also encourage you to go to the >Play event on Oct. 30 @ Pier 27 in San Francisco. However, we may hold a pop-up workshop on design roadmapping if there is interest.
- 11-6 Innovation Lab: Imran Ali Syed, postdoctoral researcher, Blum Center for Emerging Economies. See “Beyond Providing Clean Water: A Profile of Development Engineer Syed Imran Ali”, http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/news-posts/beyond-providing-clean-water-a-profile-of-development-engineer-syed-imran-ali/
- 11-13 Innovation Lab: Tani Prestage will run a workshop our Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects.
- 11-20 Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder, Back to the Roots. “In a college class, we learned that mushrooms could grow on recycled coffee grounds. After watching hours of how-to videos and turning our fraternity kitchen into a big science experiment, we eventually decided to give up our corporate job offers to instead become full-time mushroom farmers. What started as curiosity about urban farming has turned into a passion for “undoing food” and reconnecting families to it through fun, delicious and sustainable “ready to grow” and “ready to eat” products.” See Inc.com story on their start-up: It’s Gourmet Food! Or, uh, Recycled Waste. Or Maybe Both.
- 11-27 Innovation Lab: Feedback on USAID DIV drafts.