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Computer Science Education Week

During this year’s Computer Science Education Week, the James Dyson Foundation hosted a hands-on workshop at the Albany Park and Edgewater branches of the Chicago Public Library. Both sessions provided a hands-on learning opportunity that featured the coding and design engineering inside Dyson’s new autonomous, connected robot vacuum—the Dyson 360 Eye™. The workshops, which were…

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Bike share schemes are used by millions of people around the world. But bike share users rarely wear helmets – a potentially fatal decision. According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, more than 800 cyclists were killed on US roads in 2015. Isis Shiffer, a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute of Design in New…

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The national winners and runners up in the James Dyson Award 2016 have been announced – with problem-solving ideas ranging from glucose-sensing contact lenses to a vaccine transportation system for the developing world. The inventors behind these projects have each been awarded £2,000 to help them pursue their ideas. The national winners and runners up…

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EcoHelmet, designed by Pratt Institute Industrial Design student Isis Shiffer, has been chosen as the US National Winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award. EcoHelmet is a foldable, recyclable, vendable helmet for bike share users, allowing cyclists to ride confidently and safely. “It’s incredibly validating to be recognized by an organization I respect, especially as…

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Since 2006, thousands have entered the prestigious international student design competition the James Dyson Award. While the opportunity to claim the $45,000 international prize is enticing to many, past entrants note that the competition provides a unique platform to spread the news of their designs to an international audience with many valuable potential outcomes. For…

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Today, James Dyson opens some of the world’s most advanced engineering facilities at the University of Cambridge – giving the institution’s students and academics the space and means to prototype, invent and collaborate on cutting-edge research. The development has been funded by a £8m donation from the James Dyson Foundation – the largest gift ever…

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