** In this issue
Survey – Elections – MBA Innovation Summit
Community: – Small Group Dinners – Recap of the Welcome Weekend Brunch
Careers: – Design Wednesday next week! – Penn Social Impact House
Innovation Summit: – Buy your ticket now!
Events at Penn: – Recap of the Private Tour of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology – Penn Med Design Challenge – PennApps – Wharton eClub Un-convention – MUSE - E-marketing and Engagement Week
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Hello fellow designers! This week’s newsletter is pretty epic, which just demonstrates all the amazing things that are happening in the world of innovation and design. We have a couple favors to ask!
Survey - On our remaining time this semester, we want to deliver big for you on your expected experience with the club. But we need your help, please take a minute to answer a quick survey on how you think we should do so.
Elections - We are officially kicking off the process of passing the baton and finding the next leaders of Wharton Design Club. If you would like to run for Presidency please apply before Friday, February 21 at 11:59pm. Note that you may indicate in the application if you would like to become president with one or two other students! You should apply here . Hiro and Dave will then partner with the new presidents to run board elections.
We look forward to seeing you all soon. We have some great event planning in the works!
Small Group Dinners
Join your fellow Design Club members for dinner! Wharton Design is hosting small group dinners next week, where you will have the opportunity to meet fellow students from Wharton, Penn Design, and Engineering over dinner at some of the best restaurants in Center City and University City.
The best part? Wharton Design Club will subsidize $75 from each group dinner, so order dessert!
Design Club Welcome Weekend Brunch
Thank you everyone who came for the brunch - the new students we met were really great and excited for the coming two years at Penn! (Izzy, sorry we missed you in the photo!)
Design Wednesday - Innovation: Getting from an Idea to Implementation. Save the date!
Join us this Wednesday at noon (2/19) to learn more about what types of careers are available in the “innovation space”. We will also walk through the fundamentals of Design Thinking, with rich examples from our members awesome careers before Wharton!
We will provide additional details at the start of next week.
Penn Social Impact House
The deadline to apply for the Penn Social Impact House May 2014 is less than a week away. Apply by February 17, 2014 to become a fellow at the Penn Social Impact House and join a community of Penn alumni, graduate and undergraduate students who have solutions to impact the world.
What is PSIH? Led by Penn experts and world-renowned thought leaders in social innovation, design thinking, andbusiness development, PSIH is a customized program for Penn alumni, graduate and undergraduate students to gain the tools, skills, and networks to activate the ideas that will change the world. The program will take place in a beautiful estate in Great Barrington, MA from May 20 - June 1, 2014. Sponsored by Penn’s Nonprofit Leadership Program, the program aims to convene top leaders across the university and supports the social innovation community at Penn. Visit our website for more information. See the attached document for more information.
How do I get involved? We are currently recruiting applicants and mentors for the program.The application deadline is February 17, 2014. Tuition is $2,495. Partial scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available.
** MBA Innovation Summit
Buy your ticket now! Friday, February 21st in New York City (@Studio 450)
The 3rd annual MBA Innovation Summit , organized in collaboration with Columbia and Yale Business School, will take place on Friday, February 21st in New York City.
This year’s theme is “Redrawing the Blueprint,” which will explore how to create unusual, creative and disruptive ideas to solve problems by learning from past innovations.
Featured speakers include representatives from Google, BNY Mellon, eBay, Fast Company, Whatif!? and Fahrenheit 212. If you are interested in any of those companies, including top innovation consulting firms, this is the perfect opportunity for you to network with and learn from them.
** Events at Penn
Recap of the Private Tour of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Pursuing the Small in a Big Way Wharton Design’s Visit to the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology By Jill Sornson Kurtz, Masters of Environmental Building Design ‘14
On January 30th, Wharton Design Club members gathered for a private tour of the newly completed Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology . The $91.5 million inter-college facility was championed by Dean Eduardo Glandt of Engineering and Applied Sciences and designed by architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi and engineers M+W Group.
While the research of the University of Pennsylvania’s nanotechnologists is conducted at the molecular scale, the presence of their new interdisciplinary research center is anything but small. Acting as a gateway to campus on the northeast corner of 33rd and Walnut Street, the Singh Center is an elegant design response to a challenging building program. The project had to meet Dean Glandt’s vision to display the work being done in the center yet also avoid vibrations and electromagnetic intrusions caused by elevators and traffic. In respone the design team created a building whose transparent sculptural form pulls in visitors while at the same time repels the smallest of interferences through its deep foundation. The building’s L-shape form hinges at the sweeping stairs which lead visitors up to a 68-foot-long cantilevered meeting space floating 3 stories above Walnut and overlooking the rest of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus.
Significant attention was paid to environmental considerations such as daylight, indoor air quality, stormwater management, and energy use in this LEED Gold targeted building. Daylight analysis informed the acid-etched pattern in the glazing to reduce solar heat gain yet disperse adequate daylight and reduce the need for electric lighting. 160 feet of orange laminated glass prevents ultraviolet light from interfering with photosensitive research and provides the inspiration for the saffron accents throughout the rest of the building. A radiant flooring system reduces the amount of noisy air handling equipment and increases efficiency by heating spaces directly through the concrete floors. Vegetated roof gardens are integrated into the building’s third floor to help insulate against Philadelphia’s cold winters and also infiltrate 90% of the stormwater that falls onto the building’s roof surfaces.
Thanks to Director of Knowledge, Izzy Park, for organizing the event in an effort to encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue among Wharton Design members. If you weren’t able to join us, do yourself a favor and spend an afternoon in one of the study pods reflecting on the poignant juxtaposition of such a grand structure built to advance the pursuit of knowledge in the smallest of technologies.
Penn Med Design Challenge Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can save lives in cardiac emergencies and anyone can use them. The Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge is a contest in which participants can create, vote, and win prizes for designs related to AEDs. Voting is open now until March 6 -- enter today!
Create unique designs immediately surrounding AEDS that will make them more noticeable and memorable in public spaces. The designs should aim to draw attention and encourage use of AEDs during an emergency. Vote on your favorite designs in the Gallery and share on Facebook and Twitter for additional points. Win! Gold ($1000), Silver ($500), Bronze ($300), and two Honorable Mention prizes ($100) will be awarded to designs with the greatest amount of points at the end of the contest. Our Expert Panel will also be awarding additional prizes of $100 throughout the contest to Expert Panel Winners for exceptionally creative and educational designs.
PennApps -- STARTS TODAY (Feb 14-16)
If you are interested in seeing more than 1,000 engineers and other students in action, think about attending the demo days of PennApps Hackathon this weekend!
A hackathon is an event where people who are excited about programming come together for a weekend and collaborate to build cool things. Entrepreneurs, designers, and developers work in teams to create hacks and apps for web or mobile platforms — in our case, these creators are university students.
Last year’s inaugural Startup Un-Convention was a huge success, bringing together students, members of the Philadelphia business community, and entrepreneurs in a highly interactive format. This year, the Wharton Entrepreneurship Club and Wharton Entrepreneurship are bringing it back with new keynote speakers and engaging new interactive workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs navigate the key issues confronting them as they progress “From Idea to Action.”
MUSE - MEME Week February 24-28 on Campus
MUSE E-Marketing and Engagement Week will be MUSE's first digital marketing focused initiative, taking place February 24- 28, 2014. Our goal is threefold. First, we aim to collaborate interdisciplinary minds interested in the growing field of digital solutions. Second, we hope to encourage digital innovation within and beyond the Penn community. Thirdly, we want to inspire students to create. We do not want them to leave this conference empty-handed but rather with the tools to create a digital solution to any problem they might face.
The format will be 5 days. Four of the days, each addressing a different important theme in digital marketing (Analytics, Design, Social, Strategy), will have mini events from 6-7:30pm with a panel/workshop/challenge and social event afterwards. Friday there will be a keynote afternoon event with a dessert reception following. It will be the finale to MEME week and on that day we will host a MEMEathon competition and a debrief from the earlier events.
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