Incubator 143

Named after Fred’s favorite number (which for him symbolized the number of letters in “I love you”), Incubator 143 is an undergraduate research and development group focused on creating positive change for children’s development.


By integrating developmental and behavioral science, communication and design, and social change theory, Incubator 143 supports the important work of childcare centers, urban schools, non-profit community programs, and even orphanages overseas. Students come from a diverse range of academic disciplines, including psychology, education, communication, music, film, design, history, and theology, to engage in research and service work both in the lab and in communities.


Students in Incubator 143 routinely engage in projects that serve children and families. These projects include conducting a marketing survey for the community food bank on childhood hunger, developing materials to teach young children about generosity, developing a posters about Fred Rogers’ messages in the digital age, and most recently, creating a brochure “When Someone Your Child Loves Dies” in conjunction with Excela Health to help children experiencing grief.


To learn more about participating in Incubator 143, please contact Dr. Dana Winters at