Are you as enthusiastic about innovating education as our Seattle SWEDU 2012 Youth Interns?

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This past weekend, I read through the beautiful pile of applications for the Seattle Startup Weekend EDU 2012 Youth Interns.  Take a look at what some of our 11- to 14-year-old interns want to learn and contribute at Sea SWEDU 2012!

“There are always ways to improve our education globally and nationally, and I love the idea of bringing so many experts in different fields together to brainstorm and work to solving a problem that could help millions of kids.

“When I think about what I want to be when I grow up, one thing I always think about it working in the design industry… One of the things I think would be most important to learn is how all different aspects of business can work separately yet together to make a product that is useful.” 

“I’d love to experience hands-on how a startup is created.  I’m interested in finding out how it is funded and marketed, and especially how ideas turn into products.”

“I hope to learn more about how the world of business works… to see how a programmer and graphic designer work together.  I am interested in seeing how different fields interact, as I have seen fields like marketing and programming on their own, but I have yet to see how these fields work together to make a product.  I want to learn as much as I can about what life is actually like.”

“I believe I think critically in situations, and am generally able to come up with creative solutions.  I would love to explore these ideas in a team setting and I think I would bring enthusiasm to each topic.  I strongly believe this experience would benefit me, and that EDU would benefit from the ideas, perspective, and energy I would bring.”

Are you as enthusiastic about innovating and developing new solutions in education space as these 6th, 7th, and 8th graders?  At Sea SWEDU 2012, we’ll be growing budding entrepreneurs in addition to our best-practices-based technology-driven education innovations!  Join us at Seattle Startup Weekend EDU 2012 to innovate education!