Update: Girls Driving for A Difference

March 26, 2015Implement, Leadership

We first posted about the Girls Driving for a Difference initiative from founders and DFA Stanford leaders, Jenna Leonardo and Katie Kirsch back in December. Now, they are wrapping up a successful Kickstarter campaign (raising over $34,000!), gaining well-deserved national attention, inspiring others with their story, reflecting on their pilot over spring break and planning their summer in … Read More

This Cute Little Robot is Designed to Help You Form Any Habit

March 26, 2015Ideas, Implement

View original article on Fast Company here. To stick with a new challenge and really change your life, you’re going to need more than cold data of a fitness tracker or smartphone app. If you buy a shiny new fitness tracker, there’s a fairly good chance it will end up forgotten in a drawer six months later. Maybe … Read More

DFA Leaders on Confronting Challenges

March 11, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Learning

As the second installation of our Q&A with studio leads Sonja Ellicott (University of Oregon) and Zonghe Chua (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sonja and Zonghe give advice on how to address challenges that arise. Check out there first post here! – What did you learn most about effective leadership during your time as studio lead? … Read More

General Assembly Gives DFA GA Front Row!

March 9, 2015Learning, Opportunities

DFA has a new partnership!   General Assembly, a worldwide institution that seeks to educate and empower individuals who are pursuing work in technology, business and design, has joined the DFA community! All registered students within DFA will receive a free 6 month membership to GA Front Row! This is almost a $300 value!!! As a … Read More

DFA Leaders on Being a Leader

March 4, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Learning 1 Comment

To kick off our series highlighting DFAers and their work, we’ll hear from two experienced studio leads. As DFA is excited to develop leaders of innovation, we set out to learn from our best. Studio leads Sonja Ellicott (University of Oregon) and Zonghe Chua (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) lend insight into what it means … Read More