I'm constantly communicating what I've learned and establishing new directions for my work by presenting at conferences, facilitating workshops, and leading design studios. From teaching engineering undergraduates in India and Colombia to coaching Brazilian professors in Portuguese, my curriculum spans across disciplines, languages, and all ages.
International & Domestic work
Conducting two design thinking workshops in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: For Estácio (the largest private university), and for the Secretária (the public school system, also the largest in Brasil).
The most feasible and visual ideas were chosen to live in the thought bubble by the door entrance.
Serving as Educational Content Director, teaching design thinking to 80 engineers from around the world at the annual SPEED Global Student Forum in Cartagena, Colombia.
International and Domestic Engagements
Association of Independent Schools, Annual Conference, Workshop (proposal in review), Feb 24-26, 2016, The Next Step: Integrated Curriculum for Making and Design Thinking
Fab11, Fab Foundation Annual Summit, Workshop Lead, Aug 3-9, 2015, Unlocking the Potential of Fab-in-a-box: A portable Fabrication Lab for children and makers everywhere
American Society of Engineering Education, Annual Conference, Technical Paper Presentation, June 14-17, 2015, Ta-Da! You’re a design thinker! Validating the DesignShop as a Model for Teaching Design Thinking to Non-Designers and Achieving Systemic Re-Design in the Education System
Harvey Mudd Design Thinking Workshop, Panelist Paper Presentation, May 26-28, 2015, The Education DesignShop: Transforming Non-Designers into Design Thinkers through Real-World Project-Based Learning
MIT Scaling Development Ventures Annual Conference, Invited blogger, Apr 11, 2015, Product Design for Social Impact: Manufacturing and Quality Assurance at Scale
Harvard LearnLaunch Conference, Workshop, Jan 30, 2015, What is coding code for? Design thinking to achieve meaningful computing for youth and you
Stanford FabLearn Conference, Panelist Paper Presentation, Oct 25-26, 2014, Methods for Innovation: Observations from The Education DesignShop
Design Thinking Research Symposium at Purdue University, Invited designee, Oct 12-15, 2014
Creative Scholars Project at Brown University, Invited Speaker, Apr 25, 2014, The Educaiton DesignShop Proposal: Achieving Education Reform through Design Thinking
Congresso Nacional de Inovação, Trabalho e Educação Corporative no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Jun 10-11, 2014, Discobrindo o potencial do "design thinking"
International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education in Hubli, India, Oral Paper Presentation, Jan 16-18, 2014, The Education DesignShop: A case study on education reform through design thinking
Washington State University Mechanical and Materials Engineering Symposia, Invited Speaker, Feb 26, 2014, Pushing the Frontiers of Engineering Education Methodologies: A Quantified Comparison of Global Learning Practices
India International Students Forum, Design Instructor, Jan 13-16, 2014
World Engineering Education Forum in Cartagena, Colombia, Oral Paper Presentation, Sep 24-27, 2013, Borrowing from Hackathons: Overnight Designathons as a Template for Creative Idea Hubs in the space of Hands-On Learning, Digital Learning, and Systems Re-Thinking
SPEED Global Students Forum in Cartagena, Colombia, Design Instructor, Sep 21-24, 2013