Design the Future is an award winning, fully immersive Design Thinking & STEM summer program in which students work to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world today.
During this intensive program, created by DC Design and developed in collaboration with the Institute of Design at Stanford (the d.school) and K12 Lab, students work to design solutions to real problems faced by individuals with physical disabilities. The program partners teams of high school students and their university design coach with an individual possessing a physical disability. Over the course of six days, students learn about disability and are taught to design solutions to real problems faced by their project partner. The program, which is held in collaboration with top universities, exposes high school students to the college environment and gives them a chance to interact with the university students, all while creating a product that will improve the quality of life of someone with a disability.
In 2019 Design the Future will be held at its founding location, Stanford University, and at great universities across the country including the University of Kansas, Boston University, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Louisville. Enrollment is open. For more information on each program and pricing, see below.
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