Housed in the VCAM epicenter, Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) encourages and supports creative and strategic thinking around a problem, a need, a question, or simply an interest - that when fostered presents new solutions and opportunities for entrepreneurial projects and paths of learning.
The program strives to encouraging creative thinking, collaborative efforts, and social engagement through processes of ideation, design and implementation.
Partnering with Haverford’s academic and extracurricular departments as well as the college’s Centers, HIP looks to explore endeavors in the current cultural and technological moment through speakers, workshops, events, and summer immersion.
James Seetal, who has worked on popular titles like Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Elder Scrolls: Legends, led a Haverford Innovations Program-sponsored workshop that culminated in student prototypes of tabletop games.
Computer science major Isabella Muno ’21, who recently attended the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit to explore possibilities for her own campus-created startup, writes about what she learned there.
Sponsored by Haverford Innovations Program and Swarthmore’s Center for Innovation and Leadership, a daylong workshop led by Alexandra Wolkoff ’14 from Puentes de Salud gave participants direction on how to support Latinx immigrant communities in Philadelphia.
Austin Huber ’19 and Nicky Rhodes ’19 are taking advantage of the burgeoning makerspace movement to build a sustainable, open-source design platform that allows customers to fully personalize their spaces.