Let's build something together.
Do you have an idea for something that would make your community a better place? Have you ever wondered what it takes to turn an idea into something real? The Quad's signature Summer Intensive is a one-month, challenge-based opportunity for you to learn by doing and practice turning your ideas into valuable action. Spend four weeks tackling one of our community's most prodigious problems, learning from the most compelling, creative leaders in Colorado Springs and building your capacity to enjoy a lifelong career in leadership and innovation.
Applications now open for the 2017 Summer intensive
All current students and recent alumni (within 2 years of graduation) from CC, UCCS, PPCC or USAFA are eligible to apply. Applications close April 24th, 11:59pm.
10 problems. 4 schools. 4 weeks.
Dates: June 2 - 30th, full-time
Instructors: USAFA faculty and Quad staff
Cost: free; living stipends available
- Introductory challenge
- Problem presentations (community leaders each present the "wicked problem" they have identified)
- Team formation
- Ideation/design thinking workshop
- Idea validation and research
- Buy-in challenge
- Feasibility analysis
- Field trips and community speakers
- Google Ventures 5-day Sprint
- Engagement challenge
- Implementation channels
- Fundraising and finance
- Final pitches (judged by community leaders)