Breaking Down Barriers to Solar: DIY Girls Program from Pacoima, CA wins $10k Grant

DIY Girls Program in Pacoima, CA, www.womenyoushouldknow.com

DIY Girls Program in Pacoima, CA, www.womenyoushouldknow.com

At SMASHsolar, we applaud everyone breaking down barriers.  We especially support girls and young women who use innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems.  In such efforts, innovative leaders are born.  And as a country, we need more women innovators and leaders.

Solar Innovation

Check out this article about 12 young women who created an innovative design employing solar power. This team of high school students identified a need in their community to address, conducted extensive research, and ultimately delivered an award-winning solution.

Design Thinking 

What sets them apart is their use of design thinking and engineering to create a solution that is truly customer focused. The d.school at Stanford University sets out 5 steps for design thinking -- Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. This team showed the strength of the design thinking with their creative solution to the struggles of homeless people.

As a design-focused company, these same principles drive our innovation. A commitment to delivering the highest quality product and the best value is at the core of who we are. We are proud to see quality design thinking in this talented team from DIY Girls Program in Tacoma, CA.