Collaboration Accelerator 2.0 Showcase

Add to Calendar 08/24/2016 17:30:0008/31/2016 18:30:0015Collaboration Accelerator 2.0 ShowcaseThe Collaboration Accelerator 2.0 brought together UD students majoring in mechanical and civil engineering, marketing, communications, visual arts and international studies, plus a recent Sinclair Community College graduate, to find creative solutions to real-world challenges posed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center and the University of Dayton Research Institute. The 11-week internship program was led by the Institute for Arts Nexus (IAN), with mentors from the School of Engineering and support from the Office of the Provost. The Collaboration Accelerator process stems from the mission of IAN, to design experiences that will equip today’s students with the imaginative and creative skills necessary to excel in the global workforce, regardless of their discipline or degree. Learning creative and innovation theory and then applying that theory to real challenges was central to the students’ Accelerator experience. At the culmination of this program in late July, the 12 Accelerators presented 3 immersive experiences at the IAN (ArtStreet) and the Fire Blocks District downtown. Human-centered design was a key component of the students’ process, and project “solutions” included an emergency response drone, a vertical farming prototype designed to conserve water and energy, and an “idea file” that explores the true origin and “soul” of connectivity. Elements of all 3 experiences are now showcased in the IAN White Box Gallery (through August 31), providing a sample of the creative and innovative challenge outcomes. The White Box Gallery, located within the ArtStreet facility on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street, is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - midnight; Saturday - Sunday noon - midnight.White Box Gallery at ArtStreetInstitute for Arts Nexus at ArtStreetartstreet@udayton.eduYes08/24/2016

Wednesday, August 24 — Wednesday, August 31

Repeats every 1 day(s), all day

Location: White Box Gallery at ArtStreet

More Info:  http://www.go.udayton.edu/ian

Tags:  Ongoing, ArtStreet, Exhibits, Other Events

Cost:  Free

The Collaboration Accelerator 2.0 brought together UD students majoring in mechanical and civil engineering, marketing, communications, visual arts and international studies, plus a recent Sinclair Community College graduate, to find creative solutions to real-world challenges posed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center and the University of Dayton Research Institute. The 11-week internship program was led by the Institute for Arts Nexus (IAN), with mentors from the School of Engineering and support from the Office of the Provost.

The Collaboration Accelerator process stems from the mission of IAN, to design experiences that will equip today’s students with the imaginative and creative skills necessary to excel in the global workforce, regardless of their discipline or degree. Learning creative and innovation theory and then applying that theory to real challenges was central to the students’ Accelerator experience.

At the culmination of this program in late July, the 12 Accelerators presented 3 immersive experiences at the IAN (ArtStreet) and the Fire Blocks District downtown. Human-centered design was a key component of the students’ process, and project “solutions” included an emergency response drone, a vertical farming prototype designed to conserve water and energy, and an “idea file” that explores the true origin and “soul” of connectivity. Elements of all 3 experiences are now showcased in the IAN White Box Gallery (through August 31), providing a sample of the creative and innovative challenge outcomes.

The White Box Gallery, located within the ArtStreet facility on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street, is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - midnight; Saturday - Sunday noon - midnight.

Contact Information:

Name:  Institute for Arts Nexus at ArtStreet
Website:  http://udayton.edu/artstreet
Phone:  937-229-5101
Email:  artstreet@udayton.edu