• Students at our NuVuX partner school, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, installed their final products designed as part of the "McMains" studio from the Fall Semester. Over the course of this studio, students worked one-on-one with the McMains Children's Development Center in Baton Rouge. Lead by our NuVuX Fellow, Dyani Robarge, the studio focused on designing and building objects customized to the specific needs of those with Cerebral Palsy. The focus of the projects was on creative recreational play activities, such as gardening and artistic expression. The installations are now permanently installed on site at McMains and open to the community.

  • We had our Spring Open House last week at our NuVuX partner, Hillside School, at their iLab. The event showcased students' projects from the Spring Semester studios, including Biomimetic Machines, Programmable Vehicles, Bugs, and Mechanical Animals, lead by our NuVuX Fellow Sofie Belanger.

  • NuVu Summer 2018, Future Worlds
     

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


    We have three summer programs - open to students, ages 11-18.

    Summer 2018 Programs:
    Summer 2018 Future Worlds (Ages 11-13, Grades 6-8)
    NuVu at MIT Design Studios (Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12, Post-High School, Gap Year)
    NuVu at MIT Design Studios Residential Program (Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12, Gap Year)

    Summer 2018 Program Dates:
    Session I:    July 9-20, 2018
    Session II:   July 23-August 3, 2018
    Session III:  August 6-17, 2018

    In Summer 2018, we will time-travel into the future to explore life on earth and outer space. We’ll imagine the spaces we’ll be inhibiting and use our predictions to design, engineer and build inventions to help us live sustainably, healthily and productively. This Summer 2018, our theme is Future Worlds and we’ll be exploring all these topics and more while working together to design meaningful solutions for the future!

    Choose from 21 unique two-week studios, including Soft Robotics, Bio Design: Synthetic Biology, Fashion Forward, AI Neural Networks, Augmented Reality Games, E-Go-Karts, 3D Printed Food,Music Making Machines, and more!

  • NuVu Summer 2018, Future Worlds
     

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


    We have three summer programs - open to students, ages 11-18.

    Summer 2018 Programs:
    Summer 2018 Future Worlds (Ages 11-13, Grades 6-8)
    NuVu at MIT Design Studios (Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12, Post-High School, Gap Year)
    NuVu at MIT Design Studios Residential Program (Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12, Gap Year)

    Summer 2018 Program Dates:
    Session I:    July 9-20, 2018
    Session II:   July 23-August 3, 2018
    Session III:  August 6-17, 2018

    In Summer 2018, we will time-travel into the future to explore life on earth and outer space. We’ll imagine the spaces we’ll be inhibiting and use our predictions to design, engineer and build inventions to help us live sustainably, healthily and productively. This Summer 2018, our theme is Future Worlds and we’ll be exploring all these topics and more while working together to design meaningful solutions for the future!

    Choose from 21 unique two-week studios, including Soft Robotics, Bio Design: Synthetic Biology, Fashion Forward, AI Neural Networks, Augmented Reality Games, E-Go-Karts, 3D Printed Food,Music Making Machines, and more!

  • This semester, we partnered with the Cambridge Arts Council to design an exhibition called "In:Accessible." The working exhibition was created by our students with the support of our NuVu Coaches. The exhibition is located in Gallery 344 at City Hall Annex and showcases our students' work on innovative products for people with disabilities.

    In Gallery 344 at City Hall Annex, In:Accessible presents both the process and content of learning at NuVu. The students explore and expand the notion of access in the public and private realm within cities. They raise questions about how a city engenders openness, freedom, and opportunity for the people, animals, and plants who inhabit it. By looking at access through a variety of lenses (social, spatial, physical, physiological, psychological), In:Accessible illuminates potential connections that might allow people to transcend the barriers inhibiting participation.

    In:Accessible examines the rights and ownership of civic spaces: how transportation infrastructure (bike lanes, crosswalks, bus stops, T stations) can connect and disconnect residents; how racial and socioeconomic segregation grows in a city; and how gender identity can shape a place.

    This past March, our students installed Part I of In:Accessible, presenting distillations, concept prototypes, and work based on their research and design development.

    More on In:Accessible: http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/publicart/gallery344

    Schedule of NuVu events:

    February 18, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm

    End-of-Term, Winter NuVu Exhibit/Demo Day

                Location: NuVu Studio, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    March 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm

    In:Accessible Gallery Reception and Conversation with NuVu Students

    Conversation about current and future assistive/adaptive technologies

    Location: Gallery 344, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Fl.

    April 26, 2018, 5:30pm

    Film Screening

    NuVu Student Short Documentaries and Feature Film Edward Scissorhands

    Location: City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Community Meeting Room

  • Two of our NuVu students, Satchel and Max, were invited to present at the Harvard Sustainability celebration yesterday. They presented Tesselating Gardens, a floating river filtration system developed as part of the Paper Politics studio in which Satchel and Max focused on the issue of environmental sustainability.


  • We collaborated with the Harvard Graduate School of Education on a workshop around art and activism as part of our Paper Politics studio. 14 HGSE students from the Digital Fabrication and Making in Education course teamed up with 12 of our NuVu students to brainstorm and prototype ideas for activist campaigns. It was a stimulating, intense workshop that lead to some interesting ideas that NuVu students will continue to develop in their studio. Look out for more collaborations with HGSE in the coming year!

  • Our first gallery exhibit will be launching on March 27, 2018 at Gallery 344 in Cambridge's City Hall Annex.  Titled In:Accessible, the exhibit examines ways to make our community more accessible and  potential connections that might allow people to transcend some of the barriers inhibiting full participation in society. The gallery exhibition-reception will be taking place from 6-8pm on March 27. This project is in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council.

    More details at: http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/~/link.aspx?_id=9426F06ADC7044A2A0F6D69D97F32971&_z=z

    Current Exhibition: In:Accessible

    On View: January 8 - May 31, 2018

    How do we make our community more accessible to all? In:Accessible, the new exhibition at Cambridge Arts’ Gallery 344, showcases projects created by students of NuVu Studio, a Central Square school where teens design and build solutions to real-world problems—like helping a teen in a wheelchair play basketball, creating a device to help a boy with  muscular dystrophy raise his hand in class, or helping a veteran who’s lost arms continue to practice archery.

  • NuVu was awarded the 2018 AAIE (Association for the Advancement of International Education) Innovative Leadership Award. The award will be presented at the AAIE Conference in NYC.  As recipients of the award, we'll be giving a keynote address at AAIE. Thank you for all the support over the year. We'll share mroe details after we return from AAIE!

    Read more at: http://www.aaie.org/cf_enotify/view.cfm?n=305&u=0&e=0

  • Over 100 student projects were exhibited at the Fall 2017 Innovation Studio Exhibition at our NuVuX partner school, All Saints Academy in Florida. The projects are part of NuVu's Innovation Studio which takes place each semester at ASA. High school students from across grades 9-12 participate in this hands-on studio to gain experience in the design process while solving real-world challenges.

    Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLyq7JKkUVg&feature=youtu.be

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