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

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

March- April 2019
the Untitled Fashion Show was developed to celebrate BOW community deep creativity around wearables apparel and fashion. The involved 50 models 30 designers and had an attendance of over 350 people
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

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
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):





Designed the Foundry Branding including the Foundry Logo. The logo is the overlap of a Square, Circle and Triangle. Each shape representing one of the BOW colleges. But we never say which on is which... that is up to you!
In addition, the logo spells the wond "AND", to define that we are collaborative, experimental and looking for the next greatest thing.





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




Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

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.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

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
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

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.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

November- December 2018
Foundry Honor Code, that defines the values of the Foundry and the ethical expectations of those who work in the space.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

September 2018
Launched Campfires, weekly open-door meetings that welcome and encourage the BOW community in developing the operations of the Foundry.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

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
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

September - November 2019
Built the training infrastructure to allow BOW students to train and operate a wide range of analog and digital prototyping equipment.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

September - November 2018
Hired and worked alongside design firm GoodGoodland.com to build Foundry website: foundry.babson.edu
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

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

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.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

November - December 2019:
Pleased with the results, Corporate client opts for semester long follow on which covers %10 of the Foundry operational budget.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

September - November 2018
Makerspace design: Designed, completed the equipment list outfitted and launched five operational makerspace studios
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

November- December 2018
Design and implement a database that captures critical information on Foundry classes, events, programming, and BOW users
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

May - August 2019
Designed and wrote the Foundry Operations Handbook. A 70+ page living document which identifies all critical operational procedures and is used for reference and training The Foundry Scouts.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

December - January 2019
Designed a launched the Foundry Fellowship: the Fellowship is 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. we received 62 applicants the first year.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

September - November 2018
Identified and oversaw multiple safety upgrades to all five Foundry Equipment Shops.
Janos Stone The Weissman Foundry

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

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

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