Timeline 2010/11 to Present

We’re working towards Campus wide conversations, perhaps getting on the agenda of a Faculty Lunch, the All Staff Meeting and running a student focus group.

Events on the Path

November 2

Wood Shop/Maker Space Manager

Hire of Russell Prigodich as Wood Shop/Maker Space Manager.
October 30

Pat Colgan – Fab Lab, MIT, FabFoundation

Pat Colgan – Fab Lab, MIT, FabFoundation
Overflow lunch talk by Patrick Colgan in the Language Center … 
October 25

Swarthmore Innovation Conversation

Swarthmore Innovation Conversation Denise Crossan, Katie Clark, Doug Willen, Mike Jones, Carr Everbach, Ben Berger, Logan Grider, Jeremy Polk, Andrew Reuther,  Ashley Turner.  Apologies: Tara Webb We had a conversation about all of the activities currently underway relating to innovation across campus – round table discussion / introduction on the..Read More
September 11

Beardsley MakerSpace opens

Beardsley MakerSpace opens
September 3

Social Innovation Lab

Social Innovation Lab
Founded by Denise Crossan, the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Social Change, the Social Innovation Lab will host courses and programs that teach participants innovation skills such as human-centered design thinking methods, strategic and project planning, and social entrepreneurship skills.
January 2

Conversations between Art and ITS about a Beardsley MakerSpace

An informal conversation between Art and ITS quickly expands to discussions about a possible staffing and a space.  The discussions broaden to include Facilities, Theatre, CIL, SIL during the course of the Spring 2017.
August 3

Center for Innovation and Leadership

Center for Innovation and Leadership
Katie Clark begins work as the first full time staff member of the Center for Innovation and Leadership.
June 2

CoRaL: A Non-Disciplinary Hub

Screenshot of the CoRaL blog.
CoRaL [Creative Research Lab, Organisms & Artifacts] would not be just a maker space, nor a visual resource library – it would be both.
December 13

Strategic Directions 2011

2011 Strategic Directions Plan
Promoting “both traditional forms of teaching and learning and seeking more and better forms of problem-centered, community-based, digitally-informed learning” as expressed in the College’s Strategic Directions (2011)