I direct The Weissman Foundry, Center for Transdisciplinary Ideas, Design and Prototyping, that supports collaboration between Babson, Olin and Wellesley Colleges.

The Weissman Foundry
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Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

The Foundry opened in early September 2019. The Weissman Foundry is an open-door design studio, inspiring transdisciplinary innovative collaboration between Babson, Olin, and Wellesley for the advancement of new or existing projects.

My top focus was to build the creative culture. This culture we called the 4th culture. The 4th Culture is Babson, Olin and Wellesley College Faculty and Students to learning and being inspired by one another within a safe and innovative environment. The 4th Culture increase the capacity of Faculty and Students to develop any project using unfettered creativity and a range of prototyping equipment.

Throughout this pilot year, I oversaw the implementation of:
List of Accomplishments (Chronological):



September - November 2018
Hired design firm to build Foundry website: foundry.babson.edu

September - November 2018
Identified and oversaw multiple safety upgrades to to Foundry Equipment Studios.

September - November 2018
Makerspace design: Designed, completed the equipment list outfitted and launched four operational makerspace studios

November- December 2018
Design and implement a database that captures critical information on Foundry classes, events, programming, and tenants

December - January 2019
Foundry Fellowship: A 10 week long fellowship and residency focused on collaborative creative exploration and innovative work. BOW students to apply as a team between 2-6 people to develop or continue a passion project.

January - February 2019
Bootcamp. A two-day Scout retreat that focuses on equipping Scouts with skill-sets and awareness to deal with Keeping The Foundry Community safe from a wide range of of physical mental and emotional car. this includes: EMS, De-Escalation and bais title IX Trainings

January 2019 - ongoing
Pedagogical Integration: Work with faculty to integrate the Foundry culture and equipment into their classrooms.

March- April 2019
the Untitled Fashion Show was developed to Celebrate BOW community creativity around wearables apparel and fashion. Managed 50 models 30 designers and had an attendance the first year of love for 350 people

June 2019
Managed the first fiscal year of The Foundry operations budget coming in on budget

June 2019
Hired the Foundry's second full-time employee, the Training and Fabrication Technician

May - August 2019
Designed and wrote the Foundry Operations Handbook. A 70+ page living document which identifies all critical operations procedures and can be used for reference and training The Foundry employees.

September - November 2019
Added a dozen more equipment trainings and multiple 2D and 3D software trainings to the Foundry offerings

October - September 2019
Worked with Vice President of Innovation to run the Foundry’s first paid sprint for a corporate client. 20 Students work for a ½ day sprint to develop 60 high level solutions for the client

November - December 2019:
Pleased with the results, Corporate client opts for semester long follow on which covers %10 of the Foundry operational budget.
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July - June 2018
Conceived of and designed The Scout Program. Scouts (student employees) are 10 students from each of the 3 BOW colleges. They comprise a wide range of backgrounds, disciplines, genders, and interests. And who cultivate a safe, inclusive, creative and collaborative Foundry studio environment and culture.
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Scouts are trained to have skill-sets and awareness to keep The Foundry community safe from a wide range of of physical mental and emotional harm. THese trainings includes: Training on all 35+ pieces of FOundry equipment, EMS, De-Escalation, bais identification and title IX
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Scouts; Support an inclusive, fun and creative community. Actively expands their ability to explore new ideas. Are a student leaders, mentors, Foundry ambassadors and liaise with the BOW colleges. Consults, supports and assists all members of the BOW Community in the development of ideas and projects

And of course, Scouts have a broad understanding of equipment and technical processes to train and advise the BOW community.
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September - November 2019
Built the training infrastructure to allow BOW students to train and operate a wide range of analog and digital prototyping equipment.
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September - November 2019
Designed and implemented a Scout organizational structure to streamline and more effectively manage Scouts and increase the efficiency, success rate of projects. equipment trainings and BOW faculty / student support
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Design dozens of small and large scale BOW Faculty and student outreach initiatives and events to raise awareness of the Foundry and build the 4th culture
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November- December 2018
Foundry Honor Code, that defines the values of the Foundry and the ethical expectations of those who work in the space.
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September 2018
Launched Campfires, weekly open-door meetings that welcome and encourage the BOW community in developing the operations of the Foundry.
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