Students tasked with creating hardware device that addresses a real-world problem, creating business model, presenting project to panelists.
Christina Moore, National FlexFactor Project Manager04.15.20
On March 19, 2020, California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded the shelter-in-place order from just the Bay Area to include the entire state.
In the following days, several other states enacted similar orders that all had the same effect: students are no longer going to school in person.
In a sometimes-difficult transition, K-12 schools and institutions of higher education did what they had to do to bring school to their students virtually.
Similarly, the industry had to move its operations to a majority work-from-home model. So, where does that leave a program that engages students in the classroom and takes them on field trips to local colleges and industry partner manufacturing sites?
Through the resourcefulness of the NextFlex team, FlexFactor is now a viable virtual option. Although students are confined to their homes, they can still learn how to combine problem-solving, design thinking, and entrepreneurship to address some of the many challenges faced in our world today.
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