Hacking* for the Environment
Solving problems critical to our environment through mission-driven entrepreneurship across the globe
Overview – Hacking for the Environment focuses on solving global problems facing our environment using the Lean LaunchPad methodology. The course’s intent is to apply Silicon Valley best practices to intractable environmental problems.
Why It Matters – Oceans cover more than 2/3 of our Earth’s surface. They are home to millions of species and play an enormous role in regulating our climate and water cycle. Our oceans face tremendous disruptions that will impact our future generations of humanity.
Course – Students will learn how to apply Lean Startup principles to topical ocean problems. Interdisciplinary groups of three to four students will work closely with an outside sponsor (local, state, federal agencies; industry; NGO’s) to develop rapid prototypes and innovative solutions to ocean-related problems. Lectures by subject matter experts will cover entrepreneurial, scientific, technological, and engineering topics.
Read more about the class here: Hacking for Environment: Oceans
Hacking for Environment: Virginia Clean Cities
ENVT 400. Environmental capstone
The Lab – Lakeview 1150
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- Does your organization face local or global challenges in healthcare, education or security?
- Are you aware of a technology that could transform your industry but you don’t have time to explore it?
- Does your organization have long–range design problems that you don’t have the resources to solve yourself?
- What if you could hire graduates who are ready to start working on your top needs from Day One?