Oh, to be a student again! We know, we know. What a cliché. But it really is the one time in your life when you can experiment—and fail—and not worry about losing your job.
The best student designs solve concrete problems, using out-of-the-box thinking. They can be small problems, such as what to do with old refrigerators. Dutch student Dirk Vander Kooij ground them up, then used a retired manufacturing robot to turn them into sleek, modern chairs: