DARE TO INSPIRE

A LOVE OF TECHNOLOGY IS AT THE CORE OF
THE UT.LAB’S DNA, AND DRIVES US TO INNOVATE, COLLABORATE, AND INSPIRE THOSE WHO COME IN CONTACT WITH US. WE ESPECIALLY HOPE TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION TO #STEPFORWARD AND FIND A PASSION IN THE WORLD OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND DESIGN. TO DO SO, WE’VE STARTED SEVERAL INITIATIVES TO BRING AWARENESS TO OUR GOAL.

STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST: A BLANK CANVAS

OUR STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST ALLOWS PARTICIPATING STUDENTS TO USE OUR FOOTWEAR AS A BLANK CANVAS FOR THEIR CREATIVITY. TASKED WITH THE CHALLENGE TO MAKE OUR NEXT SCIENCE-THEMED SHOE DESIGN, STUDENTS SUBMIT THEIR CREATIONS TO THE UT.LAB AND A WINNING DESIGN IS CHOSEN THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

LABWORKS DESIGN REALIZATION

ONCE A WINNING DESIGN HAS BEEN CHOSEN, THE UT.LAB WORKS EXTENSIVELY WITH THE YOUNG DESIGNER IN A CAMPAIGN CALLED LABWORKS, WHICH USES CROWDFUNDING TO BRING THE STUDENT’S SHOE TO LIFE. PROFITS FROM THE SHOE GO TOWARDS CHARITABLE CAUSES THAT ADVOCATE FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN EDUCATION. DURING THIS TIME, THE UT.LAB ALSO CONNECTS THE WINNING STUDENT TO INDIVIDUALS IN FIELDS THAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN SO THEY CAN FURTHER THEIR GROWTH IN THAT FIELD.

#MEETtheGEEK
A CLASSROOM MENTORSHIP

STRONG MENTORS ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO A YOUNG PERSON’S DEVELOPMENT, AND ALL IT TAKES IS ONE MEETING TO OPEN INFINITE POSSIBILITIES. SO THAT’S WHY IN THE SPRING OF 2014 WE PILOTED OUR FIRST SERIES OF #MEETTHEGEEK CLASSROOM WEBCASTS.

TECH PROFESSIONALS WIRED-IN

OUR #MEETTHEGEEK INITIATIVE STRIVES TO PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THESE MENTORS TO CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS. THROUGH A SERIES OF WEBCASTS, THE UT.LAB CONNECTS TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS TO STUDENTS IN UNDERSERVED SCHOOLS AND ALLOWS THESE STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JOBS IN THE EVER GROWING TECHNOLOGY SECTOR. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MENTORING OR OPENING YOUR CLASS TO A #MEETTHEGEEK SESSION, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.

FIBONACCI INSPIRED FOOTWEAR, THE LOPEZ

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