The more I investigate, the more excited I become of the possibilities and the links that I am creating. Here’s a branch of Lehigh University that was given a generous $20 million dollar donation from a former graduate–who happens to be the co-founder of Urban Outfitters–to start-up one of the most innovation post-secondary education ventures ever.
This summer, Lehigh embarked on the first phase of what’s simply dubbed the Mountaintop Project. The campus is just east of Lehigh atop South Mountain.
Operating much like a study-abroad program, Lehigh students will head to Mountaintop for an entire semester to focus on nothing but their big idea to change the world. They’ll get guidance from their professors and colleagues — if they want it — but the concept, process and solutions will be all theirs.
(Assad, “Lehigh to become ‘Invention Incubator'”)
Link to the full article and promotional video can be found here.
I’m looking forward to following this more closely!