As the biography of the BiodegradaBall idea notes, during the 2010−11 academic year, the theme of the Boston ArtScience Prize was the Future of Water. Two years later the program opted for a related theme: Energy of the Future. It was during this academic year that I had the privilege to observe young people engaged in the idea development process. Specifically, each Thursday afternoon I was a participant observer in the ArtScience Prize workshop sessions facilitated by two program mentors, Shaunalynn Duffy and Rosalie Norris.1