My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for iCast International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology, Lakewood, CO, USA
Design (EPICS) has worked with iCAST since I was Director of the programs. They have provide outstanding projects in a variety of arena. These projects have provided our students with engineering challenges, the opportunity to be creative and innovative and projects that require an analytical experience consistent with their level of studies at Mines. More important, as clients, Ravi and his staff has introduced the students to working with a client and have provided the mentoring they need to develop both the technical and communications skills they will carry into their careers. A very special thank you to the iCAST staff.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Our experience with iCAST has been primarily in the classroom. The projects, however, take the students into the field and give them an opportunity to work with the customer as well.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would like to see the organization cloned. It is important to get the quality interactions and mentoring that the iCAST staff provides to the students. They and their customers expect a qualtiy product and this motivates the design teams. The support and authentic analytical demands of the projects give the students the exposure to engineering that drives their education. I work with three organizations of this quality but could use the services of several more like iCAST