Initiatives

Pathfinders Summer Institute

Infosys Foundation USA hosts the Pathfinders Summer Institute, an intensive week of in-person professional development in Computer Science and Making at Indiana University Bloomington from July 14-19, 2019. Over 700 US K-12 public school teachers will convene at #InfyPathfinders for high-quality hands-on training.

Applications are now closed.

CrossRoads

This signature event brings thought leaders together to explore ideas on increasing access to high quality education in computer science, coding and making, with a particular focus on equity and inclusion. Attendees share the same goals: how to best use effective education as a driver for greater diversity, faster economic growth and better preparation for 21st century careers. #InfyXRoads.

CrossRoads 2018 Keynotes, Sessions/Attendees and video playlist
CrossRoads 2018: Connecting Amongst the Redwoods
2018 CrossRoads Collaboration Catalyst (C3) Grants
CrossRoads 2017 summary and video playlist
CrossRoads 2016 videos and speakers
CrossRoads 2015

Infy Maker Awards

If our future is invented by those who can make, how might we help individuals acquire the foundational skill of Making? Key skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity are experiential in nature and can be developed over the course of projects and making.

Through the Infy Maker Awards program, we support today’s makers at schools and in communities, encouraging them to become our next generation of inventors. This #InfyMakers awards program, launched in June 2015 to celebrate the White House’s “National Week of Making”, recognizes the Maker Movement and inventors.

#WhyIMake

We launched the #WhyIMake video campaign to create a platform for makers to tell their own stories, serving both as role models and inspiration for others. Short videos showcase stories from prominent makers and invite others to share their own #WhyIMake stories on various social channels.

Our newest #WhyIMake video features Rebecca Anders, an Oakland, California-based artist and maker whose works of metal and mixed media sculpture focus on fascinating elements of human society and the natural world. Previous episodes include Girls Garage Founder, Emily Pilloton, NASA astronaut Don Pettit, master maker Adam Savage, co-host and executive producer of MythBusters, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and his family, as well as actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman.

To watch these videos or share your own stories, visit www.WhyIMake.org

Infy Ed Talks

#InfyEdTalks are short, one-on-one video conversations with Infosys Foundation USA partners who are pioneers in the computer science and maker education fields. We speak with leaders about their unique stories and learn about the innovative approaches they are taking to increase access to CS and maker education for K-12 students and teachers across the United States.

Infy Ed Talks

#InfyXRoads

#InfyXRoads

Bi-weekly tweet chats where guest hosts engage the Twitterverse and invite dialogue, share insights, and answer questions on a given topic. Every second Monday of the month we’ll discuss a CS Ed-related topic, every fourth Monday of the month Maker Ed initiative-related.

Schedule for 2018:

  • September 10 & 24
  • October 22
  • November 12
  • December 10

Schedule for 2019:

  • January 28

Archived chats can be found here.

Follow the chats at #InfyXRoads.