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  • Via our NuVuX Initiative, we partner with schools around the world to bring design, creativity and innovation into schools and organizations. This year, we have 9 Fellows who will be traveling to our NuVuX partner schools around the U.S. and internationally to lead hands-on, studio-based experiences within schools and ignite students' passion. As the NuVuX Network expands, we are building exciting opportunities for schools within our network to connect with each other, develop student exchange opportunities, and collaborate on global initiatives .

    At many of the NuVuX Schools, our Fellows are collaborating with teachers (such as Physics, English, Global Studies, Entrepreneurship teachers) to design and run hands-on studios.

    By partnering with schools, we are creating a culture of change that is empowering students to think critically and design solutions for issues impacting their towns and communities.

    Here's a quick intro into our spectacular Team of Fellows:

    Max Vanatta, NuVuX Fellow at WUHSMS in Woodstock, VT
    Aaron Laniosz, NuVuX Fellow at Odyssey in Los Angeles, CA
    Ramzi Naja, NuVuX Fellow and Head of Innovation at NuVu-Karam in Turkey
    Rima Das, NuVuX Fellow at Wonder in Wichita, KS
    Asli Arpak, NuVuX Fellow at All Saints Academy in Lakeland, FL
    Ray Majewski, NuVuX Fellow at All Saints Academy in Lakeland, FL
    Chris Perry, NuVuX Fellow at Hillside School in Marlborough, MA
    James Addison, NuVuX Fellow at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow, U.K.
    Dyani Robarge, NuVuX Fellow at Episcopal School in Baton Rouge, LA

  • We wrapped up the 4th year of our Innovation Camp for Educators last week. Over 80 educators from around the world joined us for a 5-day hands-on camp. Each week was filled with interactive discussions, workshops, project development, and immersion into our studio model. Teachers and administrators from our NuVuX schools also joined us over the last two weeks to begin planning for the Fall.

    It's been an incredible start to the summer, and we look forward to the weeks ahead with our kids summer program!

  • Thinking creatively, innovating, learning through hands-on design - these are some of the takeaways from All Saints Academy students on their NuVu Innovation Studio experience from the last year. Via our NuVuX partnership with All Saints Academy in Florida, students in grades 9-12 take part in NuVu Innovation Studios every semester where they put their imagination and creativity to the test. Over the last 3 years, students have been designing and building innovative solutions to real-world challenges in their community.

    At the end of every semester, we host a large exhibition at the Baldwin Center for Innovation & Collaboration. This Spring, over 120 projects were presented! Watch this short film on the Spring Exhibition finale and hear more from the students about their experiences learning and creating meaningful work.

  • 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!

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