Tuesday, January 20, 2015
What a terrific first day at the IDEA Program. In the morning, all students (850!) participated in the Marshmallow Challenge and watched Tom Wujec's terrific TED talk about that design challenge. Then the students participated in Myers-Briggs workshops and learned how to work on a team with people of different cognitive styles. Next, the students participated in a workshop to learn how to conduct user research, specifically field observations. After a dinner break, students stacked, arranged, and decorated canned goods (to be donated to the RI Food Bank) to build cohort mascots. The evening ended with a great brainstorming workshop throughout all the halls of the Unistructure, followed by our "Giant Reveal" when all groups learned the design challenges on which they will work for the next two days. Thanks to all the first years for your hard work throughout the day, and thanks to all the mentors!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
REMINDER: To prepare for the IDEA program, you are required to attend a one-hour orientation session. During this session, you will learn about the IDEA program and you will complete an important survey that will help us place you on a project about which you are interested. Please bring your laptop computer to the orientation session. You may choose to attend any one of the following sessions, all of which will take place in Janikies.
Tuesday, November 4th 11:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, November 5th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday, November 6th 4:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 10th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Monday, November 10th 8:00pm-9:00pm
Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you at one of the sessions and to working with you in January.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Congratulations to the Class of 2017. You donated 3,150 pounds of canned goods to the Rhode Island Food Bank during the Bryant IDEA program!