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Join us for a happy hour at Station Houston, and learn about the upcoming Houston Design Thinking Workshop—led by Hesam Panahi and Matthew Wettergreen!
The Houston Design Thinking Workshop will be held over 6 weeks in the Spring of 2017, beginning on March 23 and ending on April 27. This workshop will be free and open to the public and taught by experts applying the various methodologies of the design process. The workshop will encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, such as medical residents, community activists, and local non-profits to form teams around authentic community challenges. Challenges will be sourced from the local community and will broadly represent health, space, energy, arts, social and more. To apply to be a part of the Houston Design Thinking Workshop, either as a mentor or participant, visit http://citywidedesign.com
Hesam Panahi is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. He is also a faculty member at Rice University’s Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie).
Prior to Rice, Panahi was a clinical assistant professor at University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, where he taught courses in management information systems, computer science, industrial design, and entrepreneurship. While at the University of Houston, Hesam also founded RED Labs, the University of Houston’s startup accelerator and technology entrepreneurship program.
Matthew Wettergreen is a Lecturer at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, Rice University’s engineering prototyping facility. He teaches the foundational engineering design courses, including first-year engineering design and their follow-on courses. Additionally he provides education via hands-on workshops and formal courses that teach students how to apply low fidelity prototyping and advanced manufacturing tools to produce high quality functioning devices. Matthew was the recipient of the 2016 C.M. and Demaris Hudspeth Award for Student Club Mentoring.