Mountain View, CA — Singularity University (SU)
Join us as we welcome this year's collection of Graduate Studies Program Students. The class of 2012 are some of the best and brightest from around the world and this summer will forever alter the course of their lives, and will hopefully impact the lives of us all.
Help welcome our GSP '12 class as they begin their journey into the world of exponential technologies!
The evening will include presentations from:
-Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder, Singularity University
-Ray Kurzweil, Co-Founder, Singularity University
-Keynote Speaker: Julie Hanna, Chair of the Board, Kiva
This event will sell out! If you intend to come, please do not wait to RSVP!
More information about the 2012 Graduate Studies Program:
For 10 weeks this summer, 80 graduate and post-graduate level innovators, researchers, NGO leaders, and entrepreneurs from 36 countries will come to Singularity University (SU) in Silicon Valley to change our world. As participants in the 2012 Graduate Studies Program (GSP12), they will be immersed in an unparalleled learning environment focused on identifying and using rapidly accelerating technologies to find solutions focused on humanity’s Grand Challenges: Energy, Food, Water, Environment, Security, Poverty, Global Health, and Education. At the end of the 10-week program, SU student teams will develop 10⁹+ Team Projects with the mission of positively impacting the lives of a billion people in the next10 years.
Singularity University’s GSP program brings together a diverse group of the most accomplished experts in academics, science, technology, business, and government with the top graduate and post-graduate level innovators, researchers, NGO and entrepreneurial leaders from around the globe. GSP12 begins June 16 and runs through August 26, at Singularity University’s campus at NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, Calif.
“We are poised to welcome an exceptionally strong class to Singularity University this summer that is both culturally rich and demographically diverse, with participants from six new countries and an increased pool of women, “ said SU CEO Rob Nail. “This greater diversity helps us better identify needs around the world, brings a wealth of knowledge for dealing with various governments and economies and further allows our teams to make a global impact.”
Two new tracks have been added for GSP12: Design and Entrepreneurship. The new Design Track will be led by Autodesk industry executive Jonathan Knowles, who will explore how exponentially growing technologies are transforming virtually every aspect of design, changing how design happens, who does the work of design, and what people will be able to design. The track will focus on five key aspects: Design Technologies, Design Paradigms, Design Processes, Design Stakeholders and the impact on the Design industry.
Eric Ries joins the SU Faculty in 2012, and will lead the expanded Entrepreneurship track, which teaches the fundamentals of transforming ideas into invention and inventions into world-changing enterprises.
“Eric Ries is a pioneer of the lean startup movement, which focuses on building products through rapid iteration and customer feedback,” said SU’s VP of Academics and Innovation Vivek Wadhwa. “He has coached thousands of entrepreneurs on how to launch successful companies. With Eric on our faculty, I expect that we will exponentially increase the odds that our graduates create successful companies that positively impact humanity.”