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Meeting 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Looking through the Kaleidoscope: Discovering Your Path to Leadership
Presentation Title Park & Diamond
Author(s) David Hall, Jordan Klein
On-Site Speaker (Planned) David Hall
Abstract Scope We are Park & Diamond and we are creating a collapsible bike helmet that can roll up into the shape of a water bottle for easy transportation and looks like a hat. As two engineering students at Virginia Tech, we always wanted to start a company and never thought twice about bike helmets. Then two years ago, my sister was riding her bike through the intersection of Park & Diamond and was the victim of a hit and run without wearing a helmet. We were asked the question, “Why wouldn’t you wear a helmet” and this led us to fundamentally rethink bike helmets. Our journey as two engineering students pursuing entrepreneurship led us to conduct thousands of customer interviews, develop patent pending technology, successfully raise capital, build a team of four, and develop strategic relationships with companies including Red Bull and Ansys! We are excited to share our story and the lessons learned!
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume


An Internship Program for Laboratory Technicians at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Leadership along the Academic Track
Leadership within Different Spheres
Materials Design: Leading by Example
Materials Entrepreneurship as a Young Scientist
Overcoming Challenges for Minorities in Leadership
Park & Diamond
Perspectives on Contrasting Leadership in Industry, Academia, and Government
Student Leadership: Igniting the Spark within Yourself and at Your University
Technical Leadership: Risk vs Comfort
The Art and Science of Leadership: Influence and Disruption
The Leader Inside: Determining Your Specifc Skills and How to Apply Them (Interactive Session)
The Many Facets of Effective Leadership: A View from Two Perspectives
When to Step Up

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