Another story about a bright young person dropping out (this time, Princeton) to start an innovative business. It's part of that growing meme about "You don't need college." This student's opportunity seems to have been inspired by college experiences. I wonder how Princeton is staying in touch with her? Does she still feel a part of that lifelong Princeton "community?"
Eighteen months ago Eden Full was finishing up her sophomore year at Princeton University. She was on the crew team as a coxswain. She had spent the previous summer in Kenya building an innovative, low-cost contraption to make solar panels more efficient.
Full was glowingly successful — the kind of college student who ends up profiled in alumni magazines.
But Full had decided to drop out.
"There is this huge media hype around dropping out of college and what is the value of college. But I think college means different things to different people. And, you know, the reason college is quote, unquote 'overvalued' is because people don't know how to use it effectively," Full says.