Past Capstone Sponsor Testimonials

Testimonial from the Harvard Graduate School of Education

“I have been extremely pleased with several aspects of this capstone project with CMU METALS:

  • the caliber of the students, with their ability to learn and apply in record time, their agreeableness to going out of their comfort zone, their professionalism in project management, and innovative use of multiple methods and tools **focused on deliverables**
  • the appropriate access to world-leading, top-notch faculty, with positive ideas exchanges, and incisive and cogent critiques.
  • the flexibility and relative ease of the contracts process, both in terms of exact deliverables and payment terms.
  • Last but not least, the expectation of longer-term contacts with the faculty at CMU for joint research, and to students for possible employability.

A highly positive experience, indeed.”

Charles Fadel
Founder, Center for Curriculum Redesign,
Author, “Four-Dimensional Education” and “Artificial Intelligence in Education
Project Director, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Testimonial from Scholastic, Inc.

“I wanted to reach out to tell you how impressed our team was with the work that the EdScholars put into their final presentation.

As I mentioned yesterday, there were a lot of good ideas from the first presentation in the spring. But, it was also apparent that there was a lot more work to be done. The team obviously digested the feedback we gave, invested a ton of time into the research and – maybe most importantly – acted on what they heard and found in their research to present a product idea that was not only innovative but also super relevant to the original goal.

I was super excited and very happy to see the end result. The team proved that if you follow a process, take the time to conduct the research, and allow that research to inform what we are building then you can turn many ideas and direct feedback into a viable product solution.

I’m a big believer in the program you run and how it is structured. As you know, it often takes time to make believers out of people. But the steps involved to get to the finish line were crucial to the success of the final product.

Thanks again. I’m looking forward to doing this again in the future.”

Matt Wilcox
VP, Platform and Product Development
Education Solutions
Scholastic Inc.

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