Jenna Blanton

Dir of the James Dyson Foundation, Americas
The James Dyson Foundation

Since its founding in 2002, the James Dyson Foundation (JDF)—the charitable arm of Dyson—has aimed to get young people excited about engineering—to think differently, makes mistakes and invent.

The JDF is headquartered in Malmesbury, UK, and has satellite offices in Chicago, USA; Tokyo, Japan; and Senai, Malaysia. It supports budding engineers with free engineering workshops, curricula and resources for teachers, after-school organizations, and parents looking to expand their children's knowledge and interest in design and engineering. The JDF also invests in K-12 and university engineering programs through scholarships, grants, and its annual international design competition for university students—the James Dyson Award.

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