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.
Spotlight on Alumni Innovator Lynn Greenberg '14
Lynn Greenberg ’14 is the founder and CEO of Pivt, a start-up born out of Greenberg’s experiences working in London for Bloomberg. She launched Pivt as a consumer app to help other movers and travelers acclimate to life in a new city--and then pivoted the business as corporations began requesting a Pivt business platform for their relocated employees and mobile workers. In her Keynote Speech for F&M's first 3 Day Startup in January 2021, Greenberg offers invaluable advice to current students about the core components of innovation. We highly recommend!
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
On March 10, four F&M students will recount the whimsical "Telephone Tales" of Italian author Gianni Rodari during a virtual celebration of literature, theater and Italian language.Read More
Rakia Reynolds, founder and CEO of the public relations firm Skai Blue Media, kicks off the Jan. 27 Creativity & Innovation Symposium at Franklin & Marshall College.Read More