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NEIA featured on CBS Series “America ByDesign”

New England Innovation Academy (NEIA), will be featured in the December 10th episode of America ByDesign Season 3 on CBS News Streaming Network.

Overview

  • America ByDesign tells the stories of organizations across the US who have imagined, created, and brought to life the new and impossible, showcasing 25 of America’s most incredible, game-changing innovations.

  • Tune in for the December 10th episode of America ByDesign Season 3 at 7:30 p.m. EST on CBS News Streaming Network.

  • While judges determine the season’s winner, viewers are asked to vote in the American Standard America ByDesign: Innovations People’s Choice Awards by visiting ByDesign.global/innovations/peoples-choice-award.

America ByDesign tells the stories of organizations across the US who have imagined, created, and brought to life the new and impossible, showcasing 25 of America’s most incredible, game-changing innovations. The show is a competitive format; judges choose an innovation from each episode as finalists, with one being selected as America’s top innovation of the season.  

NEIA has quickly gained recognition for its innovative, design-focused, and entrepreneurial curriculum. Founded by a group of interdisciplinary educators, NEIA prepares students to shape the world through innovation, entrepreneurship and human-centered design. 

“The very process used to design NEIA is the process that underpins the primary value proposition of our Innovation Studio: enabling all of our students to grow up and create experiences that are needed and meaningful to others,” said Matt Kressy, Head of Innovation, Trustee and founder of MIT’s Integrated Design & Management master’s program. 

NEIA emphasizes the Innovation Studio, which is an innovative human-centered product development curriculum with an immersive, project-based learning environment. Students work alongside leading-edge faculty and in hands-on partnerships with local businesses.

NEIA’s Founding Head of School, Tom Woelper, said, “Future innovators and entrepreneurs choose NEIA because our integrated liberal arts curriculum changes their trajectory. At NEIA, our integrated curriculum brings ideas to life across academic subjects, and allows students to practice theories in our Innovation Studio, developing a disciplined process to create value for others. ”

Streaming of America ByDesign commenced November 12th on the CBS News Streaming Network. NEIA will appear on Episode 5 on December 10th at 7:30 p.m. and is the only school featured in the season. While judges determine the season’s winner, viewers are asked to vote in the American Standard America ByDesign: Innovations People’s Choice Awards by visiting ByDesign.global/innovations/peoples-choice-award.

Watch the trailer for NEIA’s episode here!

 

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After our first full week into summer, we want to look back on a year-long project that yielded impressive results for three of our amazing rising 12th graders.

This past fall, NEIA 11th graders pitched products that could add value to people’s lives by curing diseases or ailments. This is part of the BioTrek Program: a joint initiative by ARMI (Advanced Regenerative Medical Institute) and BioFabUSA. Students pitched their amazing ideas to Tim McCauley, their peers, and a panel of judges made up of NEIA staff members. 

Throughout these presentations, our students walked through all phases of the Biotrek journey. First, identifying a problem. Second, engineering a solution using bio-manufacturing techniques. In the third phase, they developed a business and financial model for their product. The final phase was this event: pitching to their peers and judges. They are trying to solve real medical issues, such as endometriosis, chronic lung disease, color blindness, and osteogenesis (just to name a few). 

The winners moved on to the Final Presentations judged by representatives from ARMI and Biofab, which decided
who would represent NEIA against other schools in the Biotrek Championship. The winning group chosen to go to the championship was Endopexy, created by Milena, Lila, and Max H.

Milena, Lila, and Max’s hard worked paid off as they were the winning team of the championships. We are so proud of these three innovators for working hard the whole year and being recognized in such a highly competitive program.

This project-based learning program continues to be a very valuable experience for our innovators. You can clearly see the intersection of subjects like science, math, entrepreneurship, and communications. It is the perfect example of how integrated academics lead to exciting projects and connections.

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This weekend, three of our 11th grade students: Vicki, Owen, and Langston, won first place at the Entrepreneurship for All - EforAll All Ideas Pitch Competition for their idea around the NEXTGEN Summit, a conference that Langston initiated this spring at NEIA.

Owen explains the idea to execution as follows, "My mother is an alum of the Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Business Accelerator Program. One night while scrolling Instagram, she found a post by EforAll about an All Ideas Pitch Competition happening. She sent me the post at 11:20 p.m. and we were signed up for the event by 12:15 a.m. A few weeks later we were selected to table at the event with the potential of being able to participate in the final pitch competition. We landed a spot in the pitch competition, and it was a huge success as we not only won the first place prize of $1000, but also won the Fan Favorite prize for an additional $500. We were by far the youngest attendees at the event and were pitching with people who were already well removed from college."

We are so proud of our innovators and commend them for their efforts to not only seek new opportunities each and every day but to thrive within them.

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That’s a wrap! We will see you soon, innovators. We miss you already.

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