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You're Invited – Join us as an educator or mentor for DesignDash in Iowa City!


Iowa HS Teachers & Industry Partners - We Want You!

WHAT:

The Jacobson Institute at the University of Iowa and the Iowa EdTech Collaborative are partnering to host multiple DesignDash startup events engaging high school students, educators and industry partners in one-day, fast paced entrepreneurial excursions.

WHO:

All Iowa High School Students and Their Educators interested in Entrepreneurship, Startup/Innovation, Engineering, Design, Hackers, Tech Gurus, Problem Finders & Solvers, Creatives, Gamers, 3D, Artists, etc...

Industry Partners interested in authentic engagement with the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs - be a mentor, share your time and experience

HOW:

Each teacher brings students to one of the locations for a day-long startup simulation event. Students will work in teams with industry mentors. Teachers attending will be actively engaged and have the option to earn graduate credit for their participation.

WHEN & WHERE:

Cedar Rapids (EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED):

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Grant Wood AEA

Iowa City:

  • Monday, April 24, 2023 | 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM | MERGE

FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: www.designdash.org

Educator & Student registration closes about four weeks in advance of the event.

Mentor registration on a rolling basis - help us reach our goal of 1 mentor for every 2 student teams!

CONTACT:

Dawn Bowlus, Director, Jacobson Institute, dawn-bowlus@uiowa.edu or Mark Butland, Director, Iowa EdTech Collaborative, mbutland@icadgroup.com





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