SUMMER 2017 HUMAN++

NuVu is a place where young pupils grow their spirit of innovation. They use their curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas, and make their concepts come to life through our design process. Our model is based on the architecture studio model, and every summer we use imaginative themes to frame two-week long studios in which pupils dive into hands-on design, engineering, science, technology, art and more!

THEME & TOPICS:

This summer, NuVu Studio is excited to embark on a joint summer studio program with Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow, Scotland.  In this program, we’ll be traveling a few years into the future and exploring a world in which humans and machines are combining forces to solve humanity’s biggest problems! We’ll be exploring complex and exciting new interfaces between humans and machines in which machines are used in creative ways in every aspect of our life.

For the last few decades, the rise of machines and machine intelligence has changed the role of humans, enhanced how we connect with one another, and grown our ability to predict the future. Computer systems and applications, designed by humans, are now able to process and analyze large amounts of data, learn new behaviors, adapt to changing conditions, and improve their decision making process with each instance.

STUDIO PROCESS & SKILLS:

In this age of advanced machine intelligence, how can we harness this power to our advantage? What does a future look like where humans and machines are working together to optimize outcomes? How will we shape our cities, our lives, and our learning based on artificial intelligence? How will humans and robots work hand-in-hand to enable new capacities? 

This summer, pupils will dive into topics that explore the possibilities of human+machine intelligence. Through the studio topics Biofashion and Swarm Robotics,  pupils will stretch their imaginations, gaining valuable knowledge, skills and technical prowess along the way. By working on real-world and interdisciplinary projects, pupils will learn about Science, Engineering, Programming, Electronics, Fashion, Art, and more. 

In each studio, pupils will be pushed out of their comfort zone, expanding their creative limits to come up with innovative solutions. In a period of one week, pupils will go through the full design process: researching, conceptualizing, innovating, designing, and making. Working in small collaborative teams under the guidance of our expert Coaches who are professionals and academics at MIT, Harvard and other top universities, students will develop essential social, problem-solving, communication and technology skills. The studios are inspired by cutting-edge research and inventions from MIT as well as the vibrant technology and design industries.

SESSIONS & STUDIO OFFERINGS:

The Summer 2017 NuVu Program at Kelvinside Academy will run for one session, from July 24-28.  All sessions will be held at Kelvinside Academy.  Two studios will be offered: Biofashion and Swarm Robotics.

SCHEDULE & COST:

Studios will run from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  

Parents members of the community are invited to join for end of the week studio presentations on Friday, July 28 at 2pm. 

The cost of the program will be £500 per pupil.

REGISTRATION:

To register, please click on the link below, which will take you to Kelvinside Academy's registration page.

REGISTER HERE

Studios are open to students ages 11 to 18. 

FAQ’s

What are the hours of the program?
The studio day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm with a one-hour lunch break in between.

Will there be lunch?
KA will provide a catered lunch daily. The cost of lunch is covered in the tuition fee. Your child may bring their own lunch, especially if they have any special food needs or preferences. Pupils are not allowed to leave KA during lunch unless permission is provided by their parents or guardian. Please note that pupils will not be supervised if they leave KA for lunch.

How long is the lunch break?
The lunch break is one hour, typically from 11:45am to 12:45pm.

What supplies do the students need to bring?

Laptops are required for the program each day. Chromebooks or other laptops of similar processing capacity are not sufficient; pupils can either bring their own laptop or one will be provided. Pupils are encouraged to bring an unlined sketchbook and writing utensils (pencils or pens). NuVu will supply all equipment, tools and supplies needed by pupils in each studio.

What is the recommended attire?
Pupils should dress in comfortable attire that can also withstand some hands-on work. Pupils should wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops).

What is the staff-to-student ratio?
NuVu’s staff-to-student ratio is approximately 1-to-6.

PRESS

The Herald Scotland
The Herald Scotland featured NuVu and our upcoming program in Glasgow with our partner school, Kelvinside Academy. Read the piece and learn more about how our studio approach will be making waves this Summer in the U.K.

Forget exams: pupils put their brains to work by building a robot


BQ
UK's BQ published a short piece on our exclusive partnership with Glasgow's Kelvinside Academy.

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