Posts by Benjamin Scragg

Collaboration, imagination and designing the future substance of STEM: insights from a cross-institutional, virtual workshop convening


Learn about our team’s effort to lead a national workshop collaboration focused on the designing future undergraduate STEM education, and the lessons we learned along the way about collaborating remotely and at scale.

Supporting rural schools’ innovation efforts to provide equitable access


Back in January, we shared about the launch of an exciting idea emerging out of Miami, Arizona, seeking to provide opportunities for high-achieving students in rural areas across the state.

So long, Christina, and thanks for all the contributions!

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Christina Ngo wrote a series of posts about her stint as a design strategist in OofSI. We thought it would be fitting that the Design Initiatives team respond in kind, by writing a post about her stay here and the impact it had on all of us—in ways small and large.

Design Initiatives goes to San Diego: part 2

Design Initiatives goes to San Diego: part 1


On Tuesday 2/5 and Wednesday 2/6, my colleague Jennifer Stein and I traveled to La Jolla, California for the Higher Ed Innovators and Disruptors: Social Mobility & Student Success Conference, which was organized by the Student Retention and Success team at UC San Diego.

Avondale ESD launches “A Future Without Limits”


As part of an exciting new district partnership, the Office of Scholarship and Innovation kicked off a community design lab with the Avondale Elementary School District

Madison team tackles design challenges


As we continue to dive into an open-ended design process with the Madison administrative leadership team, five teams have emerged with specific challenges they want to tackle.