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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Faculty Spotlight: Jesse Austin-Breneman

Engineers as People: Understanding the human elements of decision making on a design team. C-SED consultant and Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Jesse Austin-Breneman, conducts research focused on the decision making process of complex system design. He hopes to use his findings to help project teams improve their technical outcome. The time Jesse Austin-Breneman spent in […]

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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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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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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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Makeathon Feb 2-4

Makeathon is back and better than ever! The University of Michigan’s premier prototyping competition is back for its fifth year! Makeathon V: Redesign Reality, is happening next weekend Friday, February 2 – Sunday, February 4! Makeathon is a 36-hour building/prototyping competition held annually at the Duderstadt Center on North Campus. The competition will feature a case competition sponsored by Bosch […]

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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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Socially Engaged Design Showcase 1/25/18, 5-8PM

BLUElab and M-HEAL are partnering with C-SED to host our very first Socially Engaged Design Showcase on Thursday, January 25, 5-8pm in GGBrown (on north campus). This is an awesome opportunity for you to meet and collaborate with BLUElab and M-HEAL teams practicing socially engaged design and network with other technical and methodological experts in socially engaged design.  There will […]

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2018 WDI Global Impact Internships | Student-Initiated Internship Funding Opportunity

2018 WDI Global Impact Internships | Student-Initiated Internship Funding Opportunity Looking for funding for your summer internship in an emerging market country? The William Davidson Institute (WDI) Global Impact Internship Program supports partnerships between University of Michigan Master’s level graduate students and businesses or organizations in emerging market economies.  It offers funding opportunities for high-level, impactful […]

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