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Singularity University Blog | SU names GSP-09 students

July 30, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 30, 2009 | Singularity University staff

  • Singularity University (SU) is announcing the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP)
  • Students will use multiple social media channels to share insights and experiences throughout the GSP
  • Home towns, background, and education for each student are included in individual SU profile URLs
  • Twenty-five students received full or partial scholarships from Singularity University, and Singularity University Corporate Founding Sponsors, Google and ePlanet Ventures
  • GSP kicked off at NASA Ames, Moffett Field on June 29, 2009 and concludes August 28, 2009

Summary

Singularity University — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today named the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP). Hailing from 13 countries, and from a cross-range of academic and business backgrounds, the students of Singularity University truly represent the next generation of leaders and innovators to address the major issues facing our world. And, throughout the summer program, students will share insights and daily experiences using social media channels, such as WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Picasa.

The summer class is composed of 26 men and 14 women, ranging in age from 22 to 47 years old. The 13 nations represented are: USA, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, India, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Russia.

Singularity University is modeled after the successful International Space University, founded at MIT in 1987, which has become one of the leading interdisciplinary, international and intercultural institutions for the study of space. The GSP is a nine-week graduate-level interdisciplinary curriculum designed to facilitate understanding, collaboration, and innovation across a broad range of carefully chosen scientific and technological disciplines whose developments are exponentially accelerating. SU summer program classes began June 29, 2009, based at NASA Ames Research Park on Moffett Field.

Singularity University Blog | Dr. Ray Kurzweil keynotes the executive program

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bis0euOhy58

Dr. Ray Kurzweil is the Chancellor of Singularity University and is a technology entrepreneur, inventor, futurist, and author (including 2005′s “The Singularity is Near”). Here, Ray delivers the opening speech at the 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Singularity Hub | Senstore wants to make a tricorder that monitors the entire body

January 12, 2012

Singularity Hub new logo

Source: Singularity Hub — January 12, 2012 | Peter Murray

What a great place that Singularity University is. Smart, motivated people coming together to make the world a better place through technology. This past summer a group of talented students put their heads together to tackle the Global Health grand challenge. What they came up with was a hardware platform built into a t-shirt for which developers might design sensory applications.

Out of that one… read more

Fortune | A different kind of incubator

May 23, 2013

Fortune logo

Source: Fortune — May 23, 2013 | Ted Greenwald

Like high-schoolers yearning for Harvard, many startups aspire to be accepted to a top accelerator program such as Y Combinator or TechStars. But what if you aim not to build the next Facebook but to solve pressing global problems?

That’s the core criterion for admission to SU Labs. “We’re not going to take a company that might make a nice return but has no value in… read more

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University officially launches at NASA ames

February 2, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 2, 2009 | Singularity University staff

A shockwave passed through the singularity community today with the public launch of Singularity University at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University aims to assemble a world class community of thought leaders, academics, and entreprenuers across the many fields of exponentially advancing technologies (nanotechnology, genetics, medicine, artificial intelligence, etc.) in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.

With significant backing from Google and NASA, and… read more

Singularity University Blog | Ray Kurzweil wins The Economist’s 2009 Innovation Award

October 28, 2009
Ray Kurzweil

Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 28, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Great news! SU co-founder and chancellor, Ray Kurzweil was just selected to receive the 2009 Economist Innovation Award, in the category of Computing and Telecoms, for his optical character recognition and speech recognition technology.

Ray is one of just eight individuals worldwide chosen to receive what is described as the “Oscars of Innovation,” to celebrate his work that has had great impact on business and… read more

Singularity University Blog | ‘Geek is the New Black’: SU sponsors ‘She’s Geeky’ unconferences

February 5, 2010
Susan Fonseca-Klein, Shawna Pandya (GSP-09 Alum), and She

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 5, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Demonstrating its commitment to a broader, women-focused initiative, Singularity University (SU) — the academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — recently became a Corporate Sponsor of She’s Geeky, a series of national technology unConferences for women. With the sponsorship, SU underscores its continued commitment to supporting and advancing women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well… read more

Singularity University Blog | ISU/SU opening ceremony: Peter Diamandis

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

X PRIZE Foundation Chairman and CEO, Peter Diamandis is also the Chairman and Vice-Chancellor of Singularity University and Co-creator of the International Space University. This video highlights Peter’s speech at the Singularity University and International Space University Opening Ceremony, June 29th 2009, Mt View, CA.

Singularity University Blog | Andrew Hessel: Intro to Synthetic Biology

November 11, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 11, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niQ0kkgPxJk

Andrew Hessel, pioneer in synthetic biology, discusses the similarities between computing and biology during a talk at Singularity University.

Singularity University Blog | Registration open for next executive program: December 9-12, 2010

October 22, 2010
EPF2010 Mosaic

Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 22, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Earlier today we wrapped the October Executive Program with a diverse group of participants from 15 nations. Inspiring discussions, new connections, and engaging speakers amid the backdrop of NASA Ames — the program was a great experience for all!

So, in true Singularity University fashion, we are looking to the future and to our first 4-day Executive Program scheduled for December 9-12.

The 4-day program will… read more

CiviGuard: SU GSP-09 spin-out company wins first customer

May 27, 2010

civiguard logo

Congratulations are in order for GSP-09 alumni Tim Coleman, Shawna Pandya, and Zubin Wadia and the rest of the CiviGuard team for their first city customer win in the Emergency Communications 2.0 space!  Check out Zubin’s Gov 2.0 Expo presentation for more details, and the full news release below.
As one of the companies launched from [...]… read more

Singularity University Blog | Sam Zaid 07/23 – Lecture day @ SU!

August 5, 2009
Sam Zaid

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 5, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, by Sam Zaid
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

twitter.com/samzaid

Sam Zaid

SingularityU GSP 09

Track: Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

12:10AM – Just came back from our Group C Super Secret team meeting. Not that secret but here’s a shot of our secret boardroom!

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Good | SU startup Getaround featured in Good magazine’s infographic ‘What does tomorrow look like?’

January 12, 2012

Getaround is the new Zipcar small

Source: Good — December 6, 2011

Singularity University startup Getaround was featured in Good magazine’s roundup “The GOOD 100,” in an interactive infographic exploring the question “What does tomorrow look like?” See the infographic here. From their magazine issue: “The Next Big Thing.”

Good | What does tomorrow look like? To assemble our second-ever GOOD 100 list (check out the first here), we surveyed culture and politics to pick out trends and seemingly minor moments… read more

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