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Stanford’s University Innovation Fellows program empowers students from around the world to become agents of change in higher education. The University of Minnesota has five fellows, including two College of Design students, Maia Peterson (Architecture) and Roohi Katarya (Product Design), who talk more about the program in this interview. More...

Interior design student Emily Hunt talks about her experiences within the Interior Design Program and the positive impact that small class sizes have had on her education. More...

Due to the decrease in availability of conventionally used construction wood, stricter government regulations, and increased demand for sustainable building materials, there has been a recent surge of interest in finding alternative ways of using low durability wood species for construction. For 2017 Judd Fellow Pratibha Chauhan (Architecture), this begged the question, what can be done to enhance the durability of wood and preserve the architectural wisdom embedded within this traditional building material? More...

On Friday, December 8th, interdisciplinary student group Design U will host an end of the semester showcase of the work they’ve completed so far this year. Founded in 2015 by Ryan Hedblom, Design U works with local companies to create design solutions for everything from prototyping to the design of web or mobile applications. Design U’s executive directors Roohi Katarya (Product Design) and Maia Peterson (Architecture) discuss the group’s work and what they’ve accomplished so far in this interview. More...

Two years ago Professor Elizabeth Bye (Apparel Design) received an Extension Block Grant to research the physical activity of mother-daughter pairs in East African communities. "The project grew out of research I did with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports a few years ago. We had created culturally appropriate activewear for girls in the Twin Cities' East African community and we received a lot of feedback from the mothers whose daughters participated in the project that they wanted similar athletic wear for themselves." More...

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