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Logitech International partners with Pensole Lewis College to revolutionize next gen design using technology


Logitech International and Pensole Lewis College (PLC), the first and only HBCU (Historically Black College and University) with a design focus, announced a multifaceted long-term partnership aimed at revolutionizing the next generation of design through technology and education.

Logitech will donate a variety of advanced technology tools to further design creatives at PLC, including mice, keyboards, headsets, streaming cameras, and more, as well as assist in co-creating spaces for students to ideate and collaborate, as part of this partnership. As PLC expands, the partnership with Logitech will be critical to the success of future curriculum and programming that uses technology. PLC will collaborate with Logitech to develop a joint design curriculum aimed at giving students the opportunity to enhance their skills and creativity while improving and honing their current design skills, in addition to providing hardware and training to help students bring their design ideas to life.

The courses will also introduce students to a network of Logitech design professionals who will serve as mentors and resources, as well as future internship opportunities at the company.

Most notably, Logitech's donated equipment has enabled the launch of the school's official podcast, Blacklights, a platform created for PLC design students and the entire HBCU community to discuss a variety of industry topics with leading diverse creative professionals from the industry's top brands featured in each episode. The podcast will officially launch and air its first episode on Tuesday, March 28th, with guest Portia Blunt, Reebok's VP of Apparel.

“Logitech is an innovative company that powers the globe with inventive products to help us reach our creative best,” said Dr. D’Wayne Edwards, founder of PLC.

“Our partnership with Logitech is a major step forward as we build PLC into the industry’s college, beginning with the industry’s best brand. We will do this together as we share the same mission to diversify the industry by introducing diverse thoughts. This will lead to the innovation needed to inspire the next generation.”

The collaboration between PLC and Logitech represents significant progress in the world of design education by combining cutting-edge technology and customized curriculum to help the next generation of designers succeed, resulting in a more diverse and sustainable creative community.

“Design is at the center of everything we do and we’re honored to be working with Pensole on their design initiatives and curriculum,” said Alastair Curtis, chief design officer at Logitech.

“This partnership is an investment into a new generation of designers and design education so together we can take great strides supporting a diversity of talent and backgrounds that will benefit the design industry, making our future and the products and experiences we create more inclusive and sustainable.”