Stanford students win Fast Co. Innovation by Design award

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Eight students from Stanford University have won an Innovation by Design award from Fast Company for their "SparkTruck."

SparkTruck is the bookmobile for the maker era--bringing rapid prototyping to students around the country. Funded by Kickstarters and staffed by students from Stanford, it has already covered 13,000 miles with its creative cause. As our judges discussed, the core idea may not be all that novel. But when applied to underprivileged school districts desperate for funding, SparkTruck becomes a timely, practical intervention to spread education, opportunity, and the next era of jobs to a generation.

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