Loomis Chaffee's Problem-Solving for the Common Good class met with Dr. Sten Vermund, dean of Yale’s School of Public Health, to learn about Yale's study involving new technology for COVID-19 contact-tracing on September 17.
Computer Science, Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurship
Through a range of course offerings, the Computer Science, Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurship Department provides students with opportunities to engage in hands-on, real-world, creative problem-solving in a number of different disciplines (engineering, manufacturing, robotics, computer science, and entrepreneurship). These courses prioritize work that partners with authentic audiences, including on-campus partners and businesses in the Hartford area. Significant time in most of the courses will be spent in the Pearse Hub for Innovation (PHI), where students will engage in our design-thinking process: gather, generate, build, and share.
Students in Loomis Chaffee’s Design Thinking for the Common Good spring 2020 course helped UConn women’s basketball player Batouly Camara generate ideas to expand the reach of her nonprofit organization, Women and Kids Empowerment (WAKE).
Ten members of the HAX Robotics team represented Loomis Chaffee at the Connecticut FIRST Tech Robotics State Championship and earned a prestigious Think Award on February 22.