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Alum Jason Siko: How Tech Is Revolutionizing Education

Published on April 29, 2017 By Dave Ramirez

Jason Siko, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) College of Education and a University of Houston Foresight alum, recently gave his insights about the significance gamification, design thinking, and technology on education on the Rapid Growth website along with several other industry experts. He explained an innovative, human-centered approach to problem solving has […]

New Spring 2017 Foresight Students

Published on April 28, 2017 By Dave Ramirez

As the semester draws to a close, we’d like to highlight and thanks our new Spring students who agreed to be profiled for the blog [Better late than never!] Keri Christensen Keri has 20+ years as a market research professional. In her current role at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, she is the Market Insights Manager. In […]

Student Foresight Design Challenge

Published on March 13, 2017 By Dave Ramirez

Teach the Future and KnowledgeWorks are co-hosting a student foresight design competition through March 27. The competition is open to any U.S.-based, 13-18-year-old student interested in creating a scenario about the future of education with an optional artifact from the future (an illustration of an object or scene from a future world). See Competition details. Katherine […]

Spring 2016 New Foresight Students

Published on March 14, 2016 By johann schutte

Here are some of our newly enrolled Spring 2015 students! As always, our program attracts a diverse range of students from many fields. For this semester, we have 33 active students. To those newly enrolled: welcome to the exciting world of Foresight. We wish you all the best for your work in the field and are […]

Fall 2015 New Foresight Students

Published on October 15, 2015 By Maria Romero

We are happy to announced that on Fall 2015 we achieved record high of students enrolled since we moved to UH Main Campus, with fourteen new students starting the Foresight Program. In this post we would like to give them a warm welcoming to the field and wish them a lot of success on this […]

Student Needs 2025+: Future Skills

Published on July 11, 2014 By Andy

A key theme we identified in exploring emerging student needs out to 2025 is that while we might have interesting debates at what skills would be most important, a “constant” would be the need for re-skilling. We won’t some day identify the “correct” or ultimate set of skills — it’s a moving target that evolves […]

Student Karl Irish to be Published

Published on June 3, 2014 By April Koury

Current foresight student Karl Irish has had his article, “Trends Affecting the Future of Home Health Care”, accepted for publication in the October issue of Home Healthcare Nurse. Karl, a Licensed Vocational Nurse for 20 years, has spent a few semesters researching the futures of health, exercise and healthcare for various graduate classes. This article […]

Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel in APF Compass

Published on October 16, 2013 By April Koury

All you APFers out there must have seen the latest issue of Compass featuring our own Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel, right? And for those of you not in the APF, no worries; this blog has exclusive, illegal access (just kidding) to the articles! “The Role of Design in the Circular Economy” by Kate Burgess-MacIntosh […]

Houston Futures After Capitalism Gathering: April 13-15

Published on March 21, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

            Students, faculty, alumni, recruits, come one, come all!  Houston Futures is calling everyone to come and join the conversation on the future of capitalism.  Provoked by a discussion a 3 hour HF Social Change class discussion  and month long APF listserv exchange, Houston Futures will host 6 presenters and […]

Entering Season 8 of Teaching about the Future

Published on August 23, 2011 By Andy

I’ve had the good fortune of entering my eighth year teaching in the UH Futures Studies program. It was a goal of mine almost the moment I entered the program as a student back in 1988 when the program was still at UH-Clear Lake. I’m glad it took as long as it did, as I think […]