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October 9, 2023/Big Ideas

Five Lessons for Funders from Our Community Reinvestment Work in Atlanta

A year in, we reflect on our partnership in Atlanta and consider what comes next.

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September 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: HYPOTHEkids

Our latest case study highlights how HYPOTHEkids uses hands-on science with young people to open pathways and identities that spark curiosity, help them see themselves as scientists, and go
on to engineer a better future.

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September 18, 2023/Big Ideas

Fall Case Study Series: How Four Grantees are Building Enduring and Frontier Skills

Siegel Family Endowment is committed to supporting organizations that are on the frontlines of building an equitable future by helping to nurture enduring skills and frontier skills. We explain how we’re conceptualizing these vital skills and how our thinking has evolved over time. We also share case studies of four grantee organizations that are realizing the promise of enduring and frontier skills in meaningful ways.

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September 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Biodesign Challenge 

Our latest case study highlights how Biodesign Challenge encourages students to explore ways that biotechnology and biodesign principles and processes can be leveraged to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. In doing so, Biodesign Challenge is equipping a new generation of leaders with enduring and frontier skills and mindsets that they will need in order to contribute substantially to emerging industries.

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September 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Project Invent

Project Invent offers design thinking, engineering, and entrepreneurship professional development opportunities
to middle and high school educators across subject areas. With this training, educators lead their students to identify a real problem in their community and invent a technology solution. Project Invent empowers students with 21st-century skills to succeed individually and impact globally, through invention.

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September 14, 2023/From Our Grantees, Reflections

Funding Students in Need Past the Finish Line

We sat down with Last Mile’s founder and CEO, Ruthe Farmer, to discuss the practical challenges that college students from low-income backgrounds face, Last Mile’s “abundance approach,” and what industry and higher education can do to better support students in their last mile.

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September 8, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Genspace

Our latest case study highlights how Genspace, the world’s first community biology lab is building meaningful connections and
redefining who can participate in science.

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August 25, 2023/News

A New Contract for Artists in the Age of Generative AI

So far, artist concerns over Generative AI has been tackled as a copyright issue, but Siegel’s Research Advisor for Emerging Technology, Eryk Salvaggio, suggests it is an opportunity to ask bigger questions about data rights.

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August 22, 2023/Research

Meet Our New Research Team Members

From shaping our big picture questions to unpacking the latest research studies and reports to keeping a pulse on the latest field-wide conversations, our research team drives and informs our work. We’ve further expanded our research function by adding three new team members. Meet them

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August 9, 2023/From Our Grantees

Raising the Bar on AI Reporting

AI Primers for Journalists is the latest in a series of emerging tech primers researched, written, and published by Aspen Digital. We sat down with Siegel Research Fellow and Emerging Technology Researcher at Aspen Digital, Eleanor Tursman and Aspen Institute Director of Emerging Technologies, B Cavello, to discuss their approach to the work and what they hope to see come out of it in the future. 

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July 25, 2023/Research

Introducing Creative Research at Siegel 

As an organization committed to an inquiry-based approach, research is central to any foray into art and creativity. We define “creative research” simply as research with creative outputs. Creative research challenges and resists the dominance of traditional knowledge by widening the aperture of “research” to include different perspectives, ideas, and ways of knowing.  

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