BlueBox Project Named an Innovation That Inspires

BlueBox Project Named an Innovation That Inspires

The BlueBox Project was recently recognized as a 2019 Innovation That Inspires by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The idea was conceived by Charles Braymen, PhD, associate professor of economics, after he had trouble installing educational software on outdated computers at a school in Tanzania while on a mission trip in 2015.

Braymen collaborated with Dustin Ormond, PhD, assistant professor of business intelligence and analytics, and Creighton’s Radlab to create The BlueBox — which houses an inexpensive minicomputer capable of disseminating open-source educational materials to anyone with a cell phone. In areas without electricity, a solar version can be deployed. The device has been installed at locations in the Dominican Republic and Peru by students in Creighton’s Faculty-Led Programs Abroad.