Accelerating Innovations. Growing Innovators.
Discovery Lab Global (DLG) is a non-profit entrepreneurial STEM lab and concepts accelerator for strategic workforce development. Our focus is accelerating innovations while growing innovators.
DLG is a year-round program with national - even global - outreach. Originally this program was designed for high school and undergraduate students – primarily those in the last 2 years of high school and the first 2 years of college - to have an opportunity to learn technical and soft skills much earlier in their academic careers. This experience allows students to participate in student-centered, project-based STEM learning experiences that are designed to tackle important, real-world challenges while exploring novel, innovative concepts.
DLG leverages the successes and lessons learned from a year-round Air Force research internship program, which the founding director ran for 11+ years. The program ended with his retirement to start up Discovery Lab Global as a non-profit. The motivation was to extend this unique project-based learning experience to a broader student population for primarily commercial and philanthropic objectives.
DLG continues to build a network of industry, government, academic, and community partners while recruiting students nationally from more than 40 schools, colleges, and universities. Of increased interest is partnerships with commercial start-ups as a concepts accelerator as a low-cost option for them to accelerate development of pre-commercial prototypes.
Our Value Proposition:
- Students: strengthen your resume & professional networking
- Large Companies: very early identification of future “superstars”
- Start-Ups: you have great(!) ideas – we have great(!) students
- Nation: grow our future philanthropic leaders and business creators