The Big Ydea: Schwarzman Center Thinkathon

The roster of participating teams.
Randy Rode, director of campus IT partner relationship and development, provided technical support for the event.
Jeffrey Brenzel, research associate in the President's Office, served as master of ceremonies.
Making presentations
The judges: Michael Kaiser, Kimberley Goff-Crews and Peter Salovey
Coming up with the winners.
The grand prize-winning concept: "A visual Centerpiece for Yale"
The winning team, Fourth Wall Street, (from left) Chiara Klein, Gretchen Wright, and Steven Koernig.
All of the trophy winners.
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Student teams of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students participated in “The Big Ydea Schwarzman Center Thinkathon” on Feb. 2, at the Schwarzman Center. The event was a one-day brainstorming competition in which teams — after watching a short video of current design concepts for the center — came up with ideas for a specific program, event, performance concept, technology, or use of the space, and then presented their idea to the competition judges. The judges were President Peter Salovey, Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews, and Michael Kaiser, former director of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, who is advising Yale on the project.
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