Monsoon at MakerGhat: 4 Day Bootcamp
Designing and Prototyping for Women and Child Health

 
 
 

Conducted by Georgia Tech and Stanford Researchers
in Public Health, Gender, Artificial Intelligence, and Global Development

Even as humanity has made remarkable strides in overall health and wellbeing, women’s concerns remain on the margins. There is a need for more and better solutions addressing this inequity, that are informed by deep and introspective thinking about women’s health and wellbeing. An understanding of what it takes to develop healthy families and society can lead to solutions that address local needs and challenges sensitively.

In this 4 day bootcamp, students will learn prototyping skills while applying them to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals #3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and #5 (Gender Equality). Students will receive mentorship from Georgia Tech and Stanford engineers, design thinking researchers, and curriculum experts. The program will allow students to exercise their creativity, deep critical thinking skills, and engage with human-centered design in the process. By the end of the program, students will leave with a clearly defined project that they may choose to continue to work on, with support from the MakerGhat mentorship network.

Over 4 days, students will

  1. Program in Scratch (Python for more advanced or motivated students). Scratch is a powerful language that allows us to focus on the fundamentals without getting lost in code syntax.

  2. Engage in Design Thinking and Rapid Prototyping

  3. Work with Arduino microcontrollers and Sensors

  4. Learn about what is possible with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  5. Learn 3D printing

  6. Learn about successful interventions in Global Health, with a particular focus on women and child health

  7. Apply skills and knowledge learned to design, mock up, and gain feedback on a potential solution in the global health space

Developed by Stanford University researchers, our program and space are designed to foster active and hands-on learning, tinkering, and project-based situated learning. We have woven together a curriculum that will build technical rigor on fundamental design, prototyping, and testing. The curriculum aims to help students connect this core knowledge to a variety of real-world application areas.

The curriculum is designed to minimize lecture-style education and passive instruction; all artifacts of the program will be project-driven or active learning-based.

Eligibility

We welcome all ages (age-appropriate tasks will be provided). No prerequisites. We will limit sign-up to the first 12 students who register to maintain our 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio.

Program Details

Dates: July 13th-14th and July 20th-21st (classes from 10AM through 2PM on two consecutive weekends)

Address: MakerGhat, Powai, Flat No. 14, 3rd Floor, Samodiya Apartment, Hanuman Road, Powai, Mumbai 400076

Cost: INR 6,000 (inclusive of GST), includes:

  1. Facilitation of the program by researchers from Stanford, IIT-Bombay, and Georgia Tech

  2. Materials for Prototyping

  3. Mentor supervision and guidance to design a ‘real-world’ project

  4. Access to all tools at MakerGhat: 3D printers, woodworking tools, electronic kits, art and craft material, etc

  5. Refreshments

To learn more about MakerGhat including our Mission and Offerings, click here.
More questions? WhatsApp us at +1 4049064878 or Email us at makerghat@gmail.com.