What We Do
Empowering F&M students to make creative contributions to our world.
In the world of work in the 21st century, students need to become experts within academic disciplines and develop cross-disciplinary skills and mindsets. Our students want to drive positive change in the world, and the more they learn to put their ideas into action with great faculty support while they're at F&M, the greater the depth and reach of their impact throughout their lives.
Creativity, Innovation, & the Future of Work at F&M gives students in every department and academic major the chance to flex their hard-earned academic expertise while gaining invaluable real-world experience addressing complex problems as members of multi-disciplinary teams. Our courses, summer research program, and F&M Incubator are led by F&M faculty and staff with a passion for intellectual work and a bias toward action, and we regularly engage with for-profit and not-for-profit partners in the Lancaster region to root the work we do in the needs of our community. Students at every level and from every discipline are welcome. We want to work with you.
Faculty mentors help you move from vision and prototype toward solution and product.Learn more
Meet the Team
The co-directors of Creativity, Innovation, & the Future of Work Initiative head up a diverse team of engaged faculty, staff, and campus partners.Learn more
Kick-Off Event and Information Session
SEPTEMBER 12, 1:00-4:00 pm in Shadek Fackenthal Spark Space
No RSVP necessary
F&M Incubator Fall 2021 Application Deadline
Day of Dialogue Rapid Design Challenge
OCTOBER 6, time tbd
No RSVP necessary
Are you a student interested in participating in our programs? Or are you a member of F&M's faculty and staff who is curious about fostering creativity, design thinking, or mentoring student teams of innovators?
If so, please contact one of the Co-Directors of Creativity, Innovation, & the Future of Work:
Kerry Sherin Wright, Director, Writers House, Teaching Professor of English
Etienne Gagnon, Associate Professor of Physics
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