A Launchpad for New Ideas
Established in 2007, the Programs on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts (PCI) help make intellectual risk taking and creative problem solving second nature to Middlebury Students. With financial support through grants and competitions, and designated workspaces around campus for individual and group projects, PCI provides opportunities for students to explore ideas in a nonacademic setting. Current PCI programming includes MiddEntrepreneurs, TEDxMiddlebury, MiddChallenge, the Hunt, MiddVentures, MIDDSTART, Davis Projects for Peach, Tree House Fund, and New Millennium Fund. Spaces around campus include Old Stone Mill, Annex, M Gallery, and Center Gallery.
The ability to take intellectual risks, to think creatively, and to create new knowledge and thought are all necessary for leaders to meet 21st-century challenges. Yet, there have been too few structured, systematic initiatives at the college level that encourage the development of creative, innovative skills. To assist our students in developing these skills, Middlebury launched the Programs on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts (PCI).
Not long ago, it would have appeared like any old yellow school bus. But over the course of the months of May and June, it has transformed into something much more intriguing. It’s called the Dream Bus, and recently, it set off on a cross-country journey to spread resources and creativity to thousands of high school students in major U.S. cities.
Prior to its departure, Lena Jacobs ’17.5 had been hard at work at the bus’s renovation. Continue Reading →
Center for Social Entrepreneurship
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