Tagged with problem solving

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

Flash Seminar at OG asks ‘What is the responsibility of a university to its community?’

Flash Seminar at OG asks ‘What is the responsibility of a university to its community?’

On Tuesday, April 24th, OpenGrounds served as the forum for a Flash Seminar called The Intersection of Water and Health. Students ranging from biochemistry-savvy to less scientifically – oriented (or maybe that was just me) – sat down with medical school Professor Rebecca Dillingham and visiting faculty from the University of Venda. The topic of discussion was … Continue reading

What Questions Did You Ask Today?

What Questions Did You Ask Today?

“We entered school as question marks, we graduated as periods.” — Neil Postman, educator The average five-year-old asks 65 questions per day, most of them starting with “why.” The average 44-year-old manager only asks six questions per day; most of them starting with “when,”  “where,” or “how much.” The number of questions we ask per … Continue reading