WCET's 28th Annual Meeting
 
Closing Session: Innovation Hubs and Labs: Driving Change and Creativity

Speaker
Moderator: Vernon Smith, Vice Provost for Distributed Learning, University of the Pacific
Speaker: Missy Bye, Professor and Department Head, Design, Housing, and Apparel, University of Minnesota
Speaker: Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Michigan State University
Speaker: Thomas Yen, IoT Lab Technical Director and Instrumentation Innovator-Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Speaker: Julie Legault, Creative Director, Founder, and CEO, Amino Labs


Description

Higher education and innovation converge to create a unique ecosystem where change is constant and new technologies and applications emerge. Innovation labs located within our institutions cultivate innovation, technology in education, and foster creativity and exploration. Hear from four labs that are driving innovation during this moderated conversation. The University of Wisconsin-Madison IoT Lab engages multidisciplinary student teams in design and innovation projects using IoT technologies. The University of Minnesota Wearable Product Design Center focuses on the intersection between apparel and new technology and improving the way we use, manage, and consume clothing. The Hub for Innovation at Michigan State University leverages the institution's energy and inventiveness by connecting people, designing opportunities, and facilitating innovation. A former student from the MIT Media Lab will share her experience developing and launching Amino Labs, a design driven mini-lab that allows users to carry out a bacterial transformation. Join us for this interactive conversation and be inspired to bring innovation back to your institution.

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