Over the 2018 spring break, with funding from the Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership, senior Moises Herrera ’19 participated in an urban investigation and participation project with the DeriveLAB company in China’s Pearl River Delta region.
Recently, with funding from the Donald and Winifred Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership, a group of Grinnellians were able to attend the first ever annual Socioeconomic Empowerment Summit in Chicago.
35 Grinnell students redefine their concept of leadership, create ambitious and high-impact visions and develop “a healthy disregard for the impossible,” while attending a six-day nationally recognized leadership immersion experience hosted by LeaderShape in collaboration with the Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership and Student Affairs.
“It is important that young women who are pursuing degrees in economics hear from women in the field about opportunities and challenges,” said Mary Suiter, the St. Louis Fed’s economic education officer and an assistant vice president. “And it is crucial that these young women bring their perspectives, ideas, and talents to a profession that is still largely dominated by men.”
Human-centered design (HCD) – a design and management framework that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process – is becoming an increasingly popular approach for companies to create products that resonate more deeply with their intended users.