Innovation in Action joins Acumen/ Rockefeller Foundation Student Social Innovation Challenge

University of Michigan’s Innovation in Action program set to join Acumen and the Rockefeller Foundation in the “Student Social Innovation Challenge” This fall, Innovation in Action (IiA) is one of four university social innovation competitions selected to be a part of The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge. The areas of focus for this challenge […]

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September Design Jams Recap

September 13 Great Lakes Drowning Prevention Joined by stakeholders from Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium, students clarified, ideated, and developed potential solutions to the topic, “Design a way to increase beachgoers’ awareness and understanding of the dangers of the Great Lakes while encouraging the safe enjoyment of their beaches and shoreline.” Read the article from […]

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C-SED summer studio interns present at MI-ACE Conference

C-SED summer studio interns Suzanne Chou and Brianna Broderick presented the findings from their project at the MI-ACE Annual Conference in Traverse City. The conference is hosted by the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association, which aims to promote education and knowledge about public health, safety, and sectors involving water. The summer was […]

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Innovation in Action joins The Rockefeller-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge

Innovation in Action is thrilled to be one of four university social innovation competitions selected to be a part of The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge.   Innovation in Action will support students at the University of Michigan as they build innovative solutions to poverty and some of the world’s most intractable social challenges. As […]

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Call for Poster Abstracts

STEM V: Innovation and Appropriate Technology in Africa 18-20 October, 2019 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor    A conference intended, in part, as a memorial and tribute to Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi, late of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, a serial inventor and master of the “Appropriate Technology” approach that serves as the central conference theme. For […]

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ENGR X55: Finding Genuine Design Opportunities 2019

Students in ENGR X55: Finding Genuine Design Opportunities worked in teams—4 projects across 3 countries—working with partners to prioritize design challenges. In this experiential course offered by UM’s Center for Socially Engaged Design (C-SED), students learn the skills of socially engaged design during the winter semester and then spend 6–8 weeks during the spring/summer immersed […]

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Summer Studio 2019

Written by: Hannah Groenke C-SED Summer Studio Intern, 2019 Cognitive Science, 2021   C-SED Studio Intern Hannah Groenke reflects on her team’s project on aging public sector infrastructure in Southeast Michigan. The Situation: Public sector services in Southeast Michigan, such as water, food, energy, and mobility, are inhibited from effectively providing services to their communities […]

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Apply for the Design for Global Health Academic Program!

The UM Global Health Design Initiative (GHDI) application for the Design for Global Health Academic Program is open! This program consists of a summer fieldwork experience in Ghana and Ethiopia to inform a novel design project to be completed during Fall 2019. Participants will gain extensive design experience and exposure to health care practices in low-resource settings. This opportunity […]

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Student Organizations – Engaging Victors Fundraising Conference

Fundraising is critical for student organizations to function at their best. Most likely your organization needs to fundraise next year, and the Student Philanthropy team wants to help. Student organization leaders are invited to to participate in our Engaging Victors Fundraising Conference on August 30, 2018 tentatively scheduled from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The […]

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