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Stephanie Tharp Receives 2017 VentureWell Faculty Grant


Stamps Associate Professor Stephanie Tharp has received a $30,000 2017 VentureWell Faculty Grant for Hacking Health, a new project that combines a design charrette and a studio course for cross-disciplinary student teams to design solutions to change the delivery and experience of healthcare. Hacking Health will address challenges in health monitoring, hoping to lower barriers to effective self-management of personal care.

VentureWell’s Faculty Grants program offers university faculty up to $30k in funding to pioneer new ways to challenge students to develop inventive, STEM-based ideas and gain the entrepreneurial skills they need to bring them to market.

VentureWell is a non-profit organization that supports the creation of new ventures from an emerging generation of science and technology inventors and supports the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that are critical to their success. We’ve funded or trained over 4,500 science and technology inventors and innovators and nurtured nearly a thousand of their startups. Their startups have raised subsequent funds totaling over $800 million and are reaching millions of people in over 50 countries. Visit ven​turewell​.org to learn more.