Innovation Forum: Stories and Networks


Stories and Networks: Towards Designing New Communities

Tuesday, 2/12, 1:30pm-3:30pm


Registration Recommended, Seating Limited


Now, That’s a Wicked Problem: Civic Agency and Public Problem Solving

Presenter: Dr. Paul N. Markham, Director of Community-Based Learning & Research, Affiliate Faculty (IAS), UW Bothell

What do we do when problems are “wicked” and have to clear-cut solutions? What role does higher education play in educating students for public problem solving? This presentation will focus on stories of student-led efforts to generate sustainable social change.


RealISE that everyone is Beyond entitled to my opinion: Sharing your opinions and ideas are ways to make the world a better place, and helping people towards what they enjoy can be fulfilling

Presenter: Drew Stone, UWB Undergrad Student

From my recent experience as being new to the campus and community, I am sensitive to the feeling of being literally lost on campus and in the surrounding area. With the inevitable flow of new students like me in mind, I began work on a project to support the spread of pertinent local information geared specifically for students, as the actual student perspective. This project has grown into what is now RealISE UWB, Integrated Student Experience; with it is growing an exiting facilitation tool that matches students with service organizations called Beyond Walls.


Choose Your own (Mis)Adventure: A Role Playing Game to Open Dialogue on Teen Dating Violence

Presenter: Karen Rosenberg, PhD, Director, Writing and Communication Center

In this session, participants will experience a role playing game designed to raise awareness of, and foster conversation about, teen dating violence.  In the role playing session and debrief discussion, participants will explore how stories can create new networks between seemingly disparate individuals and groups—underscoring the point that everyone has a role to play in fostering healthy relationships.