Applications for Kendall College of Art and Design’s Wege Prize summer workshop are now open. Eleventh- and twelfth-graders may apply for the July 24-August 4 workshop through June 26.
The workshop offers students the opportunity to work in teams to create compelling solutions — whether a product, service, or business model — to solve “wicked problems” facing the West Michigan region.
A video of 2022 presentations can be found here.
“Students will gain experience across disciplines by learning from local innovators and engaging with their peers,” program leaders said in a statement. Participants will “move through the design process to research and develop solutions that follow the core principles of the circular economy: eliminate waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate our natural systems.”
A $500 stipend, free daily lunches and the chance to create portfolio pieces for college and internship applications are also part of the experience. For more information, visit the program website.