UEHS students in Michelle Gee's College Entrepreneurship class participated in a brainstorming session with students from Binghamton University's School of Management. The BU students are part of the Leading Creativity and Innovation (LEAD 354) course taught by Professor Kimberly Jaussi. BU students from this course have been visiting Gee’s class for the last four years, working with students in the ideation phase to begin thinking outside of the box and receive input about their ideas from fellow peers. During each of the group visits, students mind-mapped and learned how biomimicry has inspired designs.
The main objective in the College Entrepreneurship class is to get students to brainstorm problems to solve and then to further their ideas by creating business plans for them. They will then compete in the Launch Pad Challenge in May. The creativity workshop allows the high school students to get a different perspective when it comes to brainstorming and how they can become creative even in a structured class setting.
Meeting with college students who are majoring in this field also allows UEHS students the chance to talk with the BU students about college-level classes and career opportunities. It is an excellent collaboration for both groups of students.