Creating a Nation of Producers

STEM2025 National Charrette

Charrette Defined

The word charrette may refer to any collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution to a design problem.

While the structure of a charrette varies, depending on the design problem and the individuals in the group, charrettes often take place in multiple sessions in which the group divides into sub-groups. Each sub-group then presents its work to the full group as material for further dialogue. Such charrettes serve as a way of quickly generating a design solution while integrating the aptitudes and interests of a diverse group of people.

Creating Possibilities Through Though Leadership

When we allow ourselves to look at possibilities, we are enthused by hope, faith and positive anticipation. Probability thinking tells us that outcomes follow a cause and effect trajectory. The National Minority Technology Council and its member partners embark on a journey of hope and construction. Possibility thinking can often be uncomfortable as norms are bashed and ideas spawned from creative thinking. Providing a safe environment for brainstorming and iterative thinking requires intentional frameworks.

The Council's Looking Forward Research and Development Department, headed up by Dr. Sharon Waters, is committed to harnessing the possibilities into actionable results that included R&D Grants, Federal Contracting among members utilizing MOUs, and energizing community markets to begin to initiate job creating activities sourcing opportunities that can only be accomplished through trusted partnerships