About The Disruption Department
We're a startup non-profit organization that gives students the resources and space necessary to learn, to make, and to connect with the world. We believe that students just need a platform in order to do amazing things. What they learn and make can help them thrive as adults, not just survive.
The Fellowship Program
Currently, we're working with a pilot group of seven students, teaching them how to build online applications using donated linux laptops and how to build prototypes of their inventions using the mini-computer arduino. Eventually we'll expand this pilot program to hundreds of students around the city. In February, we're hosting our first "makeday" for teachers at the Edcamp conference in St. Louis, where we'll teach beginning skills like soldering, software coding, electronics prototyping, robotics, and laptop refurbishing to a large group of creative educators. This is just the beginning. We think we can make big changes in what and how teachers and students learn in St. Louis. Thank you for any contribution you may be able to provide.