On Friday May 6 the grand finale of this year’s Global Teamwork Project was held at Stanford University with participation of three excellent Danish students: Gitte Sørensen from Aalborg University and Mads Rasmussen and Linette Bodilsen from the Technical University of Denmark. Over the last 5 months the three students have been working in their respective groups across countries and time zones to solve a current building project. This year’s challenge was ‘the university campus of the future’ and we were very impressed with the results! Congratulations to Linette whose team won the Integrated Project Delivery Challenge.
The Global Teamwork Project is an interdisciplinary building project between the fields of architecture, engineering and building, orchestrated by the problem-based learning lab at Stanford and adopting the newest online collaboration tools to make this possible. The project gathers students from all over the world to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams and across up to 10 time zones on solving current building problems for real clients. The final presentations on Friday were the culmination of 5 months’ hard work and the 8 teams were proud and relieved to finally present their projects.
The Global Teamwork Project is one example of the great collaboration between Stanford’s Problem-Based Learning Lab and Denmark which was further consolidated when leader of PBL, Renate Fruchter, was recently appointed honorary doctor at Aalborg University.