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Published on May 25, 2012
Elizabeth Gerber is a professor in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern Universtiy. She is also the principle investigator for The Creative Action Lab, which investigates how technology fosters innovation; she specifically focuses on researching crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and innovation education. As the founder of Design for America, an award winning national educational initiative, she helps teach young adults how to create change using tangible solutions.
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