Kathy Yang ’24 spent her summer diving into design thinking methodologies and mindsets in Keller’s Tiger Challenge program. Yang and her team worked to build lasting sustainable solutions to addressing bias and prejudice in technological innovations.
The remote nature of this year’s program allowed the graduate and undergraduate students to work together from all over the world, bringing a global perspective to their human-centered problem-solving development.
The multiple online platforms used in Tiger Challenge gave the cohort space to collaborate, brainstorm, conduct interviews, and engage with a wide range of people.
“The interviews were one of my favorite parts of the program because they allowed us to connect with real people who are directly affected by these complex problems,” said Yang.
Like so many of us, Yang found herself back home with family this summer. Although she never envisioned participating in a summer internship from her childhood home, she found plenty of advantages, like enjoying home-cooked meals and time with family and friends. “I got all the perks of being home for the summer - like my dad's delicious lunchtime noodle bowls, while still getting to be a part of a meaningful, impactful project,” said Yang.