Do you have an idea to address a social or environmental problem?

Want some free coaching on how to make your idea better?

Sign up for a 30 minute meeting with a coach to get help at any stage of designing and implementing a project – whether it is problem identification, solution design, or implementation. Our coaches are UMN faculty, staff, librarians and incredible community leaders. Click here to learn more about our Impact Studio coaches.

Impact Studio sessions are offered Fridays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Both online and in person session will be available. Sessions for Fall 2021 will start October 29. Please return here after October 15 to sign up.

If you would like to meet with a coach at a different time than is listed or have questions, please email
“It was so helpful to gain different perspectives on the issue my team is working on! Coaches had great suggestions that I never would have come up with on my own.” – Anonymous Student in course evaluation, Fall 2017

“I now know that Grand Challenges can be tackled by regular people with the right tools and guidance.”- Anonymous Student in course evaluation Fall 2018