Our Students Do Real World Work

Mount Vernon Students Are Creating Market Ready Prototypes For Fortune 500 Companies and Non-Profits

Dell/Alienware Flagship VR Lab

The Fortune 500 company has chosen Mount Vernon to host their one and only flagship virtual reality lab in the country. The lab, conceived of and now managed by students, is being used to influence learning through empathy. Market Ready prototypes and public exhibits have already been developed for healthcare companies like CHOA and social justice organizations like The Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Design Briefs: Students Working Directly With Business Leaders

Students in MV’s Innovation Diploma program work side-by-side with both corporations and non-profits. This collaborative work, beyond the school’s walls, exercises the students’ solution seeking muscles in design thinking and human-centered problem solving as they design and implement solutions that meet the specific needs of their clients.

Redesigning Chick-fil-A's Design Thinking Manual

Last spring, The Hatch, Chick-fil-A’s Innovation Center, tasked a team of Innovation Diploma students to create design thinking tools that could be used throughout their entire organization. Over two months, iD conducted interviews with innovation coaches, researched change management, and prototyped various solutions. The final product was a student-designed book that Chick-fil-A innovation coaches now use to help facilitate the design thinking process with employees.

What the future can hold.

We have one shot at directly impacting a generation of students, which is why Mount Vernon seeks to be a destination for anyone wishing to design a better world. Since 2015, we have engaged our community on how, together, we can design a timeless and dynamic learning space that will support the needs of the Class of 2020 and beyond.

Tomorrow's Leaders are Ready Today.

Emily, Class of 2016 - Georgia Tech (Aeronautical Engineering Student)

Emily, a recent MV graduate started at Mount Vernon as a Kindergartener. Now, she is currently seeking a degree in aeronautical engineering from Georgia Tech having taken the concepts of Human-centered design with her. Emily credits the innovative approaches to learning of her former teachers as keys to her success.

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We look forward to working together. Contact us to learn how you can partner with Mount Vernon as we work to design a better world.

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