Hampton University’s Jam Session

Sep 23, 2010 by

I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve been completely overwhelmed with work on the Jazz projects at IBM. One recent development is a note I received a couple of months ago from staff at the Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology. They’ve been reading the Jazz Process book and are planning to incorporate it into an interesting project they’ve just launched. The project is called Jam Session and it’s a collaboration between the University’s School of Engineering and Technology and the Hampton University Museum, with support from the Motorola Foundation.

The idea behind this five-month project is to teach students how jazz performance concepts can be incorporated into engineering practices. Competing teams of undergraduate engineering, business, and art students will adapt jazz styles and techniques to conceive, develop, design and construct a vehicle, electronic device or appliance. I’m excited to be involved and look forward to working with the staff and students.

Check out the Jam Session web site.


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