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.
The campus home for entrepreneurship and innovation, which sponsors an annual summer incubator for student projects, has launched a year-round program to fund two student ventures each semester.
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.
Sponsored by the Haverford Innovations Program’s Summer Innovation Incubator, the three-member team spent their summer developing a digital interface that tracks students’ academic trajectories and the courses they need to graduate.
Back for a third straight year, the Tri-Co Hackathon drew 11 teams of students to design computer programs in just 24 hours.