Our first cohort of NOVA Design Thinking Fellows (high school teachers, informal STEM learning professionals and college faculty) is training with us at the NOVA Fab Lab to bring #DesignThinking to their students.
Complex problems require innovative and creative solutions. Design Thinking is the key to challenging assumptions and approaching problem solving in a collaborative, interdisciplinary and non-linear way.
Design Thinking Fellow Activities:
- Complete the Professional Learning (PL) Institute at NOVA’s Fab Lab, focused on digital fabrication and design thinking.
- Practice teaching PL topics at a 1-week summer camp
- Submit an entry to the bi-annual Fab Lab Design Challenge
- Create and implement PL classroom activities
In all, Design Thinking Fellows complete 60 hours of professional development and receive a $2200 stipend.
This fellowship is funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant #2055324 entitled Supporting Instructors to Embed Design Thinking in Digital Fabrication Courses