OPEN Mini: Global Ecosystem

Mindful Entrepreneurship Training for Action (META): Students Innovating Social Change
Marcia J. Harr Bailey, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
This session describes a service-learning program that develops social change agents while promoting grassroots development in Laos. The META curriculum helps youth from Southeast Asia and beyond innovate social change through an innovative mobile college.

The Rwandan Innovation Ecosystem and the Role of Tech Hubs
Eric Obeysekare, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Developing countries like Rwanda are starting to invest in innovation or tech hubs to promote entrepreneurship and startups in their countries. This research will explore the role that hubs play in the Rwandan innovation ecosystem.

Global Health – An Opportunity for Undergrads and Grads to Co-Create
David Chen, University of Virginia-Main Campus
Global health experiences are awesome opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to co-engage in design projects. At UVA, we have used VentureWell funds to support student teams with great results.

Solving the Right Problem vs. Solving the Problem Right: Strategies for Student Immersion in Problem Context
Rachel Dzombak, University of California-Berkeley
Sophi Martin, University of California-Berkeley
We will explore methods and tools to immerse students in a problem context, particularly when working on geographically remote challenges. Participants will discuss how systems mapping, virtual immersion, and other strategies help holistically framing problems.

Presenters

Marcia J. Harr Bailey, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Eric Obeysekare, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
David Chen, University of Virginia-Main Campus
Rachel Dzombak, University of California-Berkeley
Sophi Martin, University of California-Berkeley

Moderator: Rodney Boehm, Texas A&M University

 

Track: Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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