The City of Boston and Wentworth Institute of Technology co-founded CollegeThinkTank Boston bringing together students across colleges and universities and across disciplines to ideate around a real world challenge the City posed. The event took place at the MassChallenge space in the Innovation District, packed with over 100 students from 19 schools including Wentworth, Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Northeastern, Boston College, Boston Architectural College, UMass, Babson, Emmanuel, Berklee School of Music, Wellesley College, Bunker Hill Community College, MassArt, Brandeis, Middlebury College, New England School of Art and Design, Suffolk, and Hult. Together they represented an impressive group of interdisciplinary thinkers, combining the majors of architecture, engineering, business, healthcare, mathematics, social sciences, art, and social services. Helping the students was a group of “facilitators”; professors, designers and consultants from places such as IDEO, Continuum, the IXL Center, ePowerhouseMassInno and the Design Museum Boston. It was impressive to see such a diverse group of people gathered in one place to tackle Boston’s challenges.

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Images from the CTTB

Video from the CTTB