在P中.D. 梅里尔创客空间和校园, 创新办公室团队与学生合作, 教师, 以及来自大学几乎每个部门的专业人员.
We also serve as innovation consultants to 教师 and professional staff who want to bring creative change to their own programs.
App下载与学生合作, 教师, 以及来自大学几乎每个部门的专业人员. 在App下载的创客空间, you’ll find graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines, 致力于项目，带来积极的变化. This welcoming environment creates a community that gives students a sense of belonging on campus. We also serve as internal consultants to units across the university, 支持教职员的创新计划. We cultivate an open, inclusive, 协作 culture, with a focus on having fun.
Many students come to college with energy and passion to make a difference. Our innovation programs give them the tools they need to make visible, positive change happen. We put a priority on giving students the opportunity to work on real-world projects in areas that they care about. 结果是, students feel connected and empowered to work through obstacles and persevere. App下载教他们把“失败”当作学习经验. App下载的学生做出了切实的, visible difference both on and off campus in fields as diverse as 医疗保健, 教育, 学生生活, 海洋科学.
We help students learn what they are best at and then work with teams to identify how their individual strengths contribute to the overall effort. 学生们经常发现小组项目是一种具有挑战性的经历. 在App下载的创新项目中, we provide the support and structure to make the team experience a positive one. 学生 develop a better understanding of what it means to work on a team and how they can uniquely contribute. Our innovation teams are highly successful at not only delivering high-quality projects but fostering a positive team experience with skills that students can take into their future careers.
学生们经常来找App下载为他们的简历增添经验. 他们得到的远不止这些. 虽然App下载的学生经常提供令人印象深刻的项目结果, App下载对他们个人技能的转变感到最兴奋, a change that sets them up for success in whatever field they choose. 他们很自信, 协作, 能够容忍歧义, and have a solid understanding of how to act on ideas and make them happen.
App下载认为学生需要舒适, 如果不精通, 与他们的领域相关的技术. We provide access to high-powered computers and software and mentor students in developing their digital literacy skills - whether they are prototyping an app or working on a data science application. Many of our students start with no knowledge of ‘coding’ and develop confidence in their capabilities. This knowledge of technology and flexible mindset has helped many of our students get jobs.
Being an effective communicator is a skill required in almost every field. 在App下载的创新项目中, we teach students to be effective storytellers and provide individualized coaching in presentation skills. These communication skills are intentionally developed through mentorship and practice. 结果是, our students are not only effective communicators but are confident in their abilities - appearing on TV and in competitions and presenting to large audiences..
App下载的创新团队为学生提供辅导和指导, helping them connect with people in their fields who can support their projects. We maintain an extensive network of mentors from the community and are well-connected to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Maine. Depending on the needs of individual projects, our students may work with outside experts. 在一个典型的学期中, App下载可能会让学生团队与工程专家合作, 交互设计, 金融, 医疗保健, 市场营销, 和创业. It’s a way to gain real resume-building skills within a structure that supports students’ ideas and passions.
App下载项目的重点是非常实用, real-world skills that enable our students to stand out in their job applications and in their careers. We work closely with employers to understand what they are looking for and tailor our programs to that set of skills. Our students can often make a direct link from their innovation projects to their future internship and job offers. App下载喜欢听他们的成功故事.