IDEA Hub Fall Open House October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)
Dark Lab (Room 108)
Refreshments provided
Free and open to the public
View and download Sue Carter's Introduction to CIED and the IDEA Hub PowerPoint presentation at the fall open house here.

The IDEA Hub Fall Open House was a well-attended success. Attendees met some of the fellows of the fall cohort and students currently applying for fall funding and learned about their social-benefiting and/or creative enterprises. Many toured the incubator spaces of the OpenLab at the Digital Arts and New Media Center and learned about the other incubation spaces on campus. To learn how you can get involved in supporting the fellows and their projects, such as by mentoring, or how to submit ideas for community projects for IDEA Hub fellows to pursue, contact any of the following IDEA Hub governing board members:

  • Chris Benner, Everett Program and Community Media Mapping Lab director,
  • Sue Carter, CIED and S-lab director,
  • Rachel Deblinger, David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons and VizLab director,
  • Jennifer Parker, OpenLab director,

Idea Hub Pitch for Social and Creative Enterprise, June 7, 2017

Paradox Hotel, The Grove Meeting Room
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free and open to the public

Participants in the IDEA Hub Pitch Competition deliver five minutes of innovative project ideas for the opportunity to seed their future.
Watch a video of the event here.


1st Place, $3,000
water-distribution-system monitor provides real-time data to save water and energy
Grant Ly, Alec Reid, Wyatt Smitt, Tin Thurein

2nd Place, $2,000
Code Naturally
researches new approaches to excite 3rd through 9th graders about math and computer science
Sukh Singh, CEO; Gabe de la Mora, Keller Jordan, Emily O'neal, Kathy Petersen, Kristian Talley, Alfred Young

3rd Place, $1,000
drone autonomously collects data about the health of our lakes and oceans, reporting to industry professionals and marine researchers
Garrett Ding, Josh Gutterman, Aaron Ramirez, Garrett Stoll

Honorable Mentions, $500 each team

Santa Cruz WaveWorks
sensors report surf conditions in real time
John Tauriac, CEO

wireless monitoring and data analysis system for environmental conservation
Scott Davis, Clayton Keleher, Matthew Kim, Yu-An Lin, Raul Lopez-Luna, Robert Lyons, Babandeep Singh, Tyler Tagawa