Hacking Edu

TIME: Thurs 6PM-7PM

PLACE: Pavilion

Emmy Award-winning host Hanson Hosein interviews creative leaders at the respective “Peaks” of Innovation, Community, Entrepreneurship and Entertainment. The show, which will be taped live during HuskyFest, is titled “Hacking Edu: From Tower to Town Square.”

The entire community is invited to be part of these ground-breaking discussions. The free show will accommodate up to 600 students and community members in the main pavilion at HuskyFest.

The four guests include a mix of higher education leaders and educators whose work is transforming the educational experience from the community upward. Jean Floten, chancellor of the all-online Western Governors University, will be the first featured guest, followed by fellow education innovator, Zoran Popovic, UW professor of computer science and director of the Center of Game Science. The show will also explore employers’ needs for graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through Chief Development Office for Washington STEM, Ruby Smith Love, who works to bridge education and industry relationships. Our fourth guest, Def Jam poet and arts-based curriculum developer, Marc Gonzales, will speak to how nurturing learners’ creativity while in college is just as important as vocational skills.

“Our special Four Peaks ‘Hacking Edu’ show is perfectly timed for HuskyFest,” Hosein said. “It’ll give students, parents, and the larger community a chance to hear first-hand from four innovators on how we address this upheaval in higher education. It promises to be a lively, timely conversation. True to the show’s title, it’s fitting that we’re hosting it in a public forum such as Red Square.”

RSVP encouraged, but not required:

Pre-show entertainment begins at 4 p.m. with Mark Gonzales, Meklit Hadero and Gabriel Teodros.

Watch past episodes on UWTV.

Hosted by Dept of Communication/UWTV


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