Conquer Challenges with Design & Technology (and Duct Tape)


The teacher becomes the student as instructors from five Mekong Learning Centers (MLCs) come together during August 19-21, 2017 for the MekongSkills2Work (MS2W) Innovation Challenge Workshop at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand.


In collaboration with Texas A&M Engineering - we armed instructors in the Lower Mekong with markers, duct tape and clay to solve real-world problems in a matter of hours.


Innovation champions from the five MLCs gained first-hand experience in cutting-edge project-oriented learning, requiring them to exercise their critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship skills through an intensive design experience (IDE) lead by Rodney Boehm from Texas A&M University.


Hari Ramachandran, principal engineer at Intel, virtually joined the excitement from the private sector side. Intel offers technology donations and technical expertise mentorship to both youth and instructors of the MS2W Network, playing a key role in bridging the gaps between education and employment through technology-based solutions.


MLC innovation experts are now equipped with structured plans and ideas. Stay tuned for how they take innovative learnings to their institutions and expand the impact!


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