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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Call for Proposals – Graduate Student Community Grant Program

The College of Engineering is dedicated to promoting an engaging and rewarding community for its graduate students, and one way of accomplishing this is through the Graduate Student Community Grant program.  The purpose of this program is to stimulate creative enterprises that will enhance the collaborative spirit among graduate students in the College of Engineering.  […]

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Navigating Roadblocks: BLUElab NicarAGUA

BLUElab NicarAGUA team reflects on growth and challenges of practicing socially engaged design in the field For the past two years, the BLUElab NicarAGUA team has been working with a small community called Las Banderitas, in the El Jicaral region of Nicaragua. After identifying the major need of the community as reliable access to water […]

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Student Spotlight: Abril Vela

“I was missing this sense of working with and for people, and not for myself,” Abril Vela, a senior in the School of Information, says on founding University of Michigan’s first Design for America design studio.    Vela came to UM with an interest in tech and social entrepreneurship, finding a natural home in the […]

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Field-based Consultations Now Available – Request Now!

Access rigorous, fieldwork-specific consultation services with C-SED Who: Co-curricular design teams When: While your design team is in the field Why: Hold your team accountable for work you plan to do, receive real-time feedback as you apply new skills, establish an effective workflow and reflection process, consult on challenges and opportunities that arise, debrief on […]

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Summer Internships in Costa Rica

2 summer internship opportunities in Costa Rica Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Precision Agriculture in Costa Rica This project will determine the technical and economic feasibility and quantify any environment and social benefits, of utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for precision application of treatments to smallholder farms in Costa Rica. The project will also serve […]

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Design Jam – Apply by 1/24

Inmates aren’t getting the healthcare they need. Do something about it A Design Jam with Law, Information, Social Work and Public Health Are you interested in working with students from other disciplines on creating solutions for pressing social problems? Would you like to get more experience engaging in a design process with real-world potential? If […]

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Institute for Social Change

Institute for Social Change Program in Public Scholarship May 17-18 and 21-23 Apply by February 5, 2018 The Institute for Social Change (ISC) is an interactive summer experience that allows students to explore the conceptual and practical dimensions of public scholarship. Through an intensive, four-day institute, students are introduced to a wide array of publicly […]

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Funding for Summer Peace-Generating Projects – Deadline 1/22

The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is pleased to participate in the Davis Projects for Peace initiative for 2018. The Davis Projects for Peace were made possible by Kathryn Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist who was committed to providing the resources to today’s student leaders for actionable project ideas. Mrs. Davis envisioned this program […]

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Practice Community Engagement via Case Studies W18

Community Engagement Workshops Be on the lookout for these CE Case Study Workshops happening over the next few months. First workshop happening on January 30th. Join one or all of these interactive interdisciplinary workshops facilitated by the Ginsberg Center, to learn the nuances of professionalization,communication, power differences,intercultural awareness, and developing cultural humility to enhance your skill set and help you better engage in […]

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