The Acara Institute has started this blog as a way for supporters to learn more about the Acara Challenge and the individuals who are boldly taking part in the pilot. We will try to bring you stories that provide a sense of what drives people to take part in an Acara Challenge, whether it is the possibility of addressing a global problem, the opportunity to work in a cross-disciplinary environment, or the chance to apply “Design Thinking“.

Our first challenge includes participants from 3 universities: University of Minnesota, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay. There is also a branchof the pilot that includes students from several highschools from the Minneapolis- St. Paul area and is sponsored by Leonardo’s Basement.