In the Spotlight

CORBIN

DONNELLY

MPower Team Lead

Henrico High School

OK, so you've got a killer app idea to make a difference in some of the inequities you see all around you. Go for it! With the help of the Project MPower staff and our teacher, we brainstormed an idea that makes our learning coding more than just completing an assignment!

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VANESSA

CARSON

Middle School Science Teacher

Robious Middle School

I've been teaching now for eight years and had time to explore many integrated STEM projects to enhance my students' learning. Project MPower integrates into my performance objectives and PBL and inquiry-based learning that includes design-based thinking and engineering design. My students love the creative design process.

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KYA

RAWLINGS

VCU Project MPower Graphic Designer

VCU School of the Arts

I'm a grad student at VCU earning my master's of fine arts degree. I've also a VCU da Vinci Center "fellow" having earned a certificate in human centered design. Integrating art into STEM to visualize your ideas-paramount to taking ideas from conception to production. Let's create together!

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ERIN

WELLS

VCU Project MPower Scrum Master

VCU da Vinci Center

I've been at the VCU da Vinci Center now for 4 years and lovin' life. I get to help students bring their ideas from vision into  reality and provide a dose of reality as we bring innovation to life as real products to solve needed problems in our everday lives. Let's go. Submit your idea and let's get busy.

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JOAN

MCGOWAN

Project MPower Corporate Exec

Capital One

Hi gang. I'm Executive Vice President of Marketing New Services at Capital One and been at this position now for 3 years and 10 overall at Capital One. An awesome place to work with more tech going on that you might imagine! I'm excited to see where your products might land in the commercial sector as we explore the the competition and future return on investment for your product!

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OLIVIER

BISSET

Creative Director, Sharkz

Mind Tricks

I lead our creative solutions based on market need and competitive analysis across our particular corporate sector of services we provide. Conducting a market analysis and confirming need to agile development, rapid prototyping and securing honest customer feedback is critical to the human centered design process. Let's generate together and I look forward to sharing our processes as part of the MPower initiative!

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ARYA

MEZA

Digital Art Director, Paper

Magic Touch

I love our process of bringing vision to life through varied media, photos, illustrations, animations, and video!  Creating a compelling narrative and storyline coupled with the media helps bring the vision to reality for other future funders, developers, and our future customers! I am excited to share our expertise with MPower.

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TRE

TIMMS

CTO, Alligator Studio

VR Booster Creative

I work with our prototype developers in 3D maker production and 3D VRML in immersive environments even before we go into physical prototypes! We can take 2-D sketches, and visualize functionality and viability in the digital world and I'm excited to share how we move from concept to actual product creation.

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