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James Dyson Award Workshop


James Dyson Award Workshop

On Tuesday, March 26, Emily Shuki from Dyson’s philanthropic arm the James Dyson Foundation, will be visiting NYU Tandon to talk to you about Dyson, the design process used by a global company to invent the Dyson vacuum, Supersonic and Airwrap, and the James Dyson Award. She will also be running a rapid prototyping workshop that will challenge you to solve a problem addressed by a previous James Dyson Award winner using Dyson machinery parts. So if you are interested in Dyson, engineering, design and/or have an idea or invention that solves a problem and are interested in winning $35,000 please come to the EventSpace at 6 Metrotech on March 26th!

About the award

The James Dyson Award is an international design engineering competition which rewards socially conscious, innovative students and recent graduates for developing meaningful solutions to real-world problems. The brief: design something that solves a problem.  The best invention internationally is selected by Sir James Dyson and is awarded $35,000 prize money. Two international runners up receive $5,000 each and $2,500 is given to the winning project from each of the 27 participating countries. For more information and to enter, visit:

About the Speaker

Emily Shuki is a graduate of Ohio University (BS Journalism, 2010) and Arizona State University (MEd Special Education, 2012). She has a well-documented history of making STEM education accessible and exciting for students of all ages and abilities. She began her career as an educator teaching high school science to special education students in Mesa, Arizona. Later, Emily went on to work in educational programming for the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio and college access counseling for low-income, first-generation students with the nonprofit Bottom Line in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Emily joined the James Dyson Foundation in 2015, where she currently oversees the Foundation’s work in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Emily has developed more than 100- hours of professional development training for dozens of STEM teachers as part of a partnership she launched with the third largest school district in the US, Chicago Public Schools. She has also authored multiple design and engineering curricula used by morethan 1,000 K-12 educators globally and manages the James Dyson Award—the Foundation’s annual international design competition for university students—across North America.

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