We're excited to announce that we've partnered up with Launchpad -- an innovative center that introduces high school students to entrepreneurial thinking by utilizing the resources of the Rady School of Management and UCSD -- to offer a Social Innovation Sprint. We'll be teaching high school and college students design thinking and entrepreneurism on two subsequent Saturdays (May 13 and 20). They will learn the steps of understanding, defining, ideating, prototyping, marketing, segmentation, and pitching to a panel of experts. Our topics this quarter are homelessness and human trafficking. Participants will work in 8 teams comprised of both high school and college students. Those who complete the sprint will earn a UCSD certificate! The cost for undergraduate students to attend is $79 for the 2-day event. Scholarships are available based upon financial need -- send us an email via the CONTACT page on https://socialinnovationsprint.com/ if you'd like to know more.
Global TIES - Teams in Engineering Service is an innovative humanitarian engineering program of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.
Global TIES teams give students an opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world setting while learning the role that engineering and technology can play in solving the local and global problems.
Not-for-profit organizations receive critically needed—but often cost-prohibitive—technical expertise, and students receive course credit for their work. UC San Diego faculty and researchers advise the teams.
Global TIES is one of three programs to earn UC San Diego a place of distinction on the U.S. President's 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. There was no Honor Roll in 2011. More Information (PDF).