It was an exciting spring term at the Tang Institute, with continued work on projects led by faculty fellows and a number of exciting student-led ventures. Highlights included a student-led discussion in The Nest
on the possibilities of hosting a TEDxYouth conference on campus. Julian Otis ‘16 presented on his independent project, “The Value of Creativity,” and the project group involved in our Khan Academy Initiative gathered to discuss their work. Technovation Challenge teams dazzled us with presentations on their entrepreneurial mobile apps.
As summer season gets into full swing on campus, we're excited for a range of programming at the Institute. Visiting Scholar in Connected Learning David Rea is launching Summer Session’s first hybrid course, “Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code,” as part of the Institute’s
Hybrid @ Andover program. More than 108 students are participating in Learning in the World
(LITW) programming in 21 diverse locations—Berlin, Russia, South Africa, parts of Massachusetts, and more—led by 18 faculty members. A new LITW offering, “Confluence,” will engage students with their local communities to bring positive social and environmental change. In March we had the opportunity
to host 40 educators and practitioners to explore together the impact that these types of experiential opportunities have on our students. Read our full report online.
I extend warm wishes to you during this wonderful time of year, and thank you for being part of our Tang Institute community. Continue to check our Blog this summer for reports on student travels and other exciting updates on our programming.
Currie Family Director