Tagged with ideas

OpenGrounds Holds IDEAmixer event

OpenGrounds Holds IDEAmixer event

On Thursday, January 22, OpenGrounds held its first IDEAmixer, an eventful evening comprising of short presentations of projects, research, art, and business ideas from across the Grounds. The series of one-minute pitch-style presentations was followed by a social hour over refreshments and music. Curated by UVA’s unpredictable David Touve, the evening personified OpenGrounds’ very mission by bringing people … Continue reading

Think about the possibilities

Think about the possibilities

by Amy Curtis August 27, 2013 I graduated from UVA in May. During my fourth year I interned at OpenGrounds, the thin building on the corner with white board walls. I got pretty good at describing the studio to peers and potential employers. “It’s a place to connect, collaborate, innovate, and create, of course.” It … Continue reading

Where to Start? OpenGrounds and Student Entrepreneurship

Where to Start? OpenGrounds and Student Entrepreneurship

OpenGrounds is an exciting and ambitious new initiative at The University of Virginia. By acknowledging the interdisciplinary nature of questions and problems University folk wrestle with day in and day out, OpenGrounds strives to facilitate more effective connection, collaboration, and creative solutions to these problems.  As a student entrepreneur, I can think of a myriad of … Continue reading

Lessons in saying ‘no’ from the OpenGrounds Opening

Lessons in saying ‘no’ from the OpenGrounds Opening

If there’s one tangible tagline you can pin down on OpenGrounds it’s: connect, collaborate, create. Of course, there are a hundred other words you can affiliate with OpenGrounds: curiosity, innovation, cross-disciplinary, thought, studio. Because OpenGrounds embodies so many big concepts, it’s truly inspiring, but often hard to explain to others. To me, the most poignant description of OpenGrounds is “thought-provoking”. To … Continue reading

Words from Founding Director, Bill Sherman

Words from Founding Director, Bill Sherman

OpenGrounds is creating new networks to connect faculty, students and diverse external partners.  The goal is to inspire those who take risks at the frontiers of their fields and collaborate across boundaries to make a real impact in the world. It will be a catalyst for outward facing, forward-looking research and curricular initiatives that will … Continue reading