Winter Session Presentation - Three College Collaboration

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THREE COLLEGE WINTER SESSION
PROGRAM
How can we improve access to clean water?
Goal of the Program
Why do we have the Three College Winter
Session?
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See how the 3 colleges can work together
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Experiment in collaboration
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Use the unique skills of each college of better
our work
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Tangibly help the world with our work
This Year’s Program
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Tie in with the BOW sustainability certificate
and the Grand Challenge Scholars Program
How to improve access to clean water
Zimba Doser
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Zimba’s Mission
Laura Stupin, Zimba’s Product Manager
The Team
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Wellesley
Kavya Akash (coordinator)
 Xinyi Yan
 Asha Albuquerque
 Gabriella Perez Villalobos
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Babson
Latifat Owolabi (coordinator)
 Sean Prentis
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Olin
Juliana Nazare (coordinator)
 Amos Meeks
 Ivy Santos
 Andrea Cuadra
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Approach
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Learning experience
Completely student run and designed
program
A Typical Day
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Decisions
Delegation
Ideation
Discussion
BOW Collaboration
Deliverables
How we were able to help the Zimba Doser team:
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Approximate market size
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Provide background research to aid expansion
plans and partnership
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Analyzed user base and provided approaches
to understand users’ need in India
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Provided alternate revenue generating ideas
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Designed a performance measurement system
Any questions about deliverables, we would be
happy to answer during Q&A
Lessons Learned
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Everyone has specialized training to offer
Many Olin ideation processes can be
adopted to this project
Best experiences are from discussions that this
project facilitated
Program for next year
Huge success this year!
What we would like to change:
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Not just research (sitting on computers)
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Letting professors know that we are here
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Working on a closer-to-home project
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Less burden on the coordinators
Plan for next year
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Student run, with more lead time for
coordinators
Ideas for projects:
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Product development
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Consulting for a local start-up or NGO
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Consulting for a green energy start up or NGO that is not local
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Designing something for the three schools
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Improving something in the community
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Continuing to work with the Zimba Doser team
Why the program should endure
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Allows students to get to know individuals
from each college
Able to work on something that maters
Learning how to work with people with
different backgrounds
Exploring topics that are not typically
covered in school
Acknowledgements
Administration: Adele Wolfson, Colleen Crawford, Joanne Kossuth
Professors: Max Kressy
Students:
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Kevin Simon (Olin ’11)
Kate McConnell (Wellesley ’13)
Emily Shakleton (Olin ’13)
Aiswarya Kolisetty (Olin ’13)
Trevor Hooton (Olin ’14)
Sonia Agrawal (Babson ’12)
India Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship Team
Laura Stupin and the Zimba Doser Team

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