Via SU Libraries: Ten interdisciplinary teams will participate in the Intelligence++ Showcase Competition on Tuesday, April 26. The competition is the culmination of an inclusive design and entrepreneurship program featuring two courses, DES400/600 taught by College of Visual and Performing Arts professor Don Carr and Beth Myers, inclusive education assistant professor and executive director of the Taishoff Center, and EEE453/653 taught by Linda Dickerson Hartsock, adjunct faculty, Whitman, and executive director of the Blackstone LaunchPad.
The program, open to both undergraduate and graduate students from any school or college at Syracuse University including students from InclusiveU, emphasizes interdisciplinary and collaborative innovation. The program and competition prize money were funded through a generous donation from Gianfranco Zaccai ’70 H’09 and the Zaccai Foundation for Augmented Intelligence (Intelligence++TM). The Foundation seeks to develop, stimulate, and leverage technological, educational, and organizational innovation to enable and empower individuals with intellectual disability, their families, and their communities to improve quality of life, enhance independence and productivity, lower cost, and benefit society.