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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E-Fest (Engineering Festival) at MSU from April 5th -7th!

E-Fests, or engineering festivals, are WAY more than just a series of events. It’s a movement driven by engineering students that has gained force globally. These year-round programs empower engineering students like YOU to ignite innovation, build your resume, expand your knowledge, participate in stimulating competitions, jumpstart your career and most importantly, celebrate engineering! The festival offers opportunities for […]

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Attend the Lunch & Learn with TechArb and CEDER!

Are you interested in designing technology solutions to education challenges? Curious about how people learn, and how tech can be leveraged to support their learning? Join us for lunch and an interactive discussion where you’ll: Discover the core principles of learning theory and actionable practices based on these concepts. Learn a framework for technology use […]

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Participate in the VentureWell Kids Design Charrette 2019!

Hacking Health is a new program, comprised of a design charrette and a follow-up, cross-disciplinary product development course in Winter 2019. The aim of the VentureWell Kids Design Charrette 2019 is to bring together a diverse range of participants—students, faculty, children, and researchers across the design, health, business, and engineering community—to gain greater understanding of today’s challenges in […]

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Apply for the AIF Clinton Fellowship For Service In India

The American India Foundation (AIF) is pleased to accept applications for the 2019-20 William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India. PROGRAM SNAPSHOT: AIF’s Clinton Fellowship is an immersive volunteer service program training and placing young professionals to support development organizations in India. Through service and fieldwork, Fellows learn about inclusive leadership in the fields of […]

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C-SED Course + Field Immersion Experience 2019

Practice design. Immerse with real community stakeholders. Electronic waste recycling in Michigan. Resilience hubs in Ann Arbor. Community livelihoods in India. Nuclear power in Idaho. Transportation in Detroit. Water in rural Ecuador. Earn up to 6 credits this winter term as you prepare for a 6-8 week field experience in the spring/summer. In this experiential […]

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