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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Ann Arbor Health Hacks – Register Now!

Want a chance to perform some rapid design? Want to meet others in the healthcare design field? Have you ever thought ‘there must be a better way’ or ‘I wish there was…’ in the context of healthcare? The organizers of a SE Michigan non-profit, Ann Arbor Health Hacks (A2HealthHacks.org) invite you to find out how […]

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2018 Natian International Design Competition

Applications are now open for the 2018 Nation International Design Competition! The competition is open to all design companies, individual designers, and students in architecture, landscape, urban planning, design, and art. Public spaces, facilities and citizens’ daily life will be the main focus of this competition. More information about the competition can be found here. The deadline for applications is June […]

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MIT IDE Inclusive Innovation Challenge

The Ralph Wilson Foundation is sponsoring the MIT IDE Inclusive Innovation Challenge to develop inclusive, innovative solutions in the greater Detroit and western New York Areas. They are seeking applications from early and growth stage start-ups, and entrepreneurial organizations that are: Using technology to reinvent work and create economic opportunity for working people below the […]

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Ann Arbor Health Hacks – June 22-24

Are you looking to flex your design muscles this summer? Are you interested in healthcare and medical design? Ann Arbor Health Hacks (A2H2 A2HealthHacks.org) is a non-profit with the mission to foster healthcare innovation and spawn healthcare startups in SE Michigan by organizing an annual hackathon and monthly community meetups bringing together students, academics and […]

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Dow Seed Grant Funding – Applications due May 24

If you are seeking funding for your interdisciplinary team, the Dow Distinguished Award for Interdisciplinary Sustainability supplies $5,000 in seed funding for projects with a significant impact beyond the U-M Campus. Furthermore, this award could result in a $50,000 award to move toward full implementation. More information below: Submit Your Dow Distinguished Award Application for […]

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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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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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Student Spotlight: Rachel Ross

“I’m really glad I got to start a project from its infancy and use good, ethically sound methodology from the beginning.” Completing her final year in the College of Engineering, Rachel Ross has been involved with BLUElab’s India Project and Global Health Design Initiative during her time on campus. Rachel remembers learning about BLUElab on one […]

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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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