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Captivated Thinking

Rehabilitating Design

Every quarter, the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority creates an economic snapshot of Tuolumne County, a series of reports that project the economic health, and the potential for growth.  In partnership with incarcerated men at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown, California, the Captivated Thinking Engineering Service Learning team are working to design a software to create this economic snapshot. The finished product will save time and money for the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority. 

Creating an overview of the Tuolumne county economy

The Captivated Thinking team has teamed up with our partners, inmates in the Sierra Conservation Center to distribute the preliminary tasks of the project. The collective team is in the process of developing specifications that will outline what a successful snapshot tool will output.  The specifications report is scheduled to be completed by mid-April of 2017.


Faculty Adviser

Nigel Hatton


  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and African American literature and culture
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Literature and philosophy
  • Søren Kierkegaard
  • Global human rights


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