ME Department Seminar – Coupling Insights into Emerging Markets with Engineering Science to Create High-Performance, Low-Cost, Global Technologies

Speaker: Amos Winter, Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abstract: The MIT Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab characterizes the unique technical and socioeconomic constraints of emerging markets, then combines these insights with engineering science and product design to create high-performance, low-cost, globally-relevant technologies. This approach has catalyzed […]

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A Conversation with David Kelly – Wed, March 28

The Design Science Program and Integrative Systems and Design are hosting a Q&A with David Kelly, founder of IDEO, and he also founded Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.  Register by March 19th for this exciting event! The event is moderated by Professor Panos Y Papalambros. Date: Wednesday, March 28th Time: 5:30 PM Location: Cheseborough Auditorium, Chrysler Center, […]

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Dr. Akhtar Badshah Talk – Bending the Arc of Humanity for Good

Join Dr. Akhtar Badshah for a lecture and discussion on “Bending the Arc of Humanity for Good: The Rise of Social Enterprise and Mission Based Businesses.” A new generation of entrepreneurs are looking at new models of social investment with a different approach to measure social return on investment. Utilizing technology extensively, they view the […]

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Designing an Inclusive Work Environment – Wed Feb 21

Meaningful design is about collaboration with stakeholders and within your own team. Being thoughtful about your own work practices and creating inclusive environments is key to success as a designer. Rochael Adranly is a partner and the general counsel at IDEO, a product design and innovation company.  Rochael uses human-centered design to bring fresh approaches to […]

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Ceramic Water Filtration Lecture and Activities

Water purification and sanitation needs are common throughout the world and developing thoughtful solutions is difficult. Stamps School of Art and Design and REFRESCH are hosting a lecture and discussion with experts on sustainable water solutions. Join Witt Visiting Artist Residents Michael Stubna and Ian Nettleship for two exciting events on this topic. On Thursday, […]

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Kounkuey Design Initiative Lecture – 10/11

  PUBLIC LECTURE Kounkey Design Initiative (KDI) is a non-profit design and community development organization that partners with underserved communities in the US, Africa, and Latin America to physically transform communities and in the process, improve environmental, economic, and social quality of life. KDI was started in 2006 and is composed of architects, engineers, planners, […]

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Innovation in Action – Information & Team-Building Sessions 9/27-10/4

Innovation in Action harnesses the talents of Michigan students to address public health and education challenges. Within this framework, the program equips students with an innovator’s toolkit in a supportive environment where they combine these skills with their creativity and passion to impact real world challenges. We’re kicking off the season with Information & Team-Building […]

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Poverty Simulation – 10/6

Poverty Solutions and the University of Michigan Dearborn invite the U of M community to think about what it might be like for a typical low-income family to survive from month to month. The Poverty Simulation framework was carefully developed by the Missouri Community Action Network, a nationally recognized community-based organization with expertise developing experiential […]

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