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The Tech Awards Social Innovation Workshops

Sponsored by NASDAQ OMX and Accenture

The Tech Museum of Innovation, NASDAQ and Accenture partner to provide Young Social Innovator Scholarships for high school students to attend The Tech Awards Social Innovation Workshops. Scholarships to attend these workshops are limited, so interested students must fill out an application.

Scholars will:

  • Earn a scholarship to cover the cost of registration for one Social Innovation workshop.
  • Receive complimentary family admission to The Tech Museum of Innovation on the day of the workshop.
  • Receive coaching by professionals in the field.
  • Learn the process of design and innovation to improve the world around them.
We are not accepting applications for scholarships at this time. Stay tuned for future workshop information. Email to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Past Workshops:

Mobile Water Pathogen Detection for Public Health

Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The Tech Studio @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

Clean water and technology innovation will come together during this final workshop of the year. Investigate the ways that cutting edge technology can be adapted for all environments, domestically and internationally. Participants will have the opportunity to purify and test water while interacting with technology designs that are still in prototype phases and ideate new solutions on their own.

Renewable Building Materials for Earthquake Preparedness

Sunday, October 19, 2014 
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
The Tech Studio @ The Tech Museum of Innovation
Discover how civil engineers protect you during Earthquake Awareness Week at The Tech! Through an exploration and active modeling of renewable building materials and innovative construction processes, participants will learn the methods and materials by which building can be made more sustainable, less expensive, and more durable than ever before. 

3D Printing for Humanity

Sunday, July 20, 2014 
1 - 3 p.m.
The Tech Studio @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

Limited to 40 students, selected through the Young Innovators Scholarship Program.
Explore how the growing world of 3D printing technology can be used to innovate for emerging markets and social benefit. Participants will have the opportunity to 3D print protein gels and learn about the tremendously varied applications that these technologies have today, and will have in the near future.

Empowering the Underserved, One App @ a Time

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1 to 4 p.m.
The Tech Studio @ The Tech Museum of Innovation 

Participants will learn how mobile phones can benefit society through building applications that help homeless people in our own community pursue jobs, healthcare, sustainable housing, obtain access to community services, and stay connected with friends and family. A Tech Laureate from 2013, Alejandro Maza of OPI “Open Intelligence” will share his experiences with starting a social enterprise to provide all of the world’s citizens with a voice in their community and federal government(s) through mobile tools; including the homeless.

The Tech Awards Social Innovation Workshops