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What’s on Your Plate? The 2021 MDes Thesis Talks

April 6, 2021

In their 2021 thesis talks, second-year MDes students explored a wide range of problems related to food. Read More >

Don’t be Dubed: Najwat Rehman on Designing a Better World

March 22, 2021

Najwat Rehman's (MDes '21) 2021 Rackham King Talk asks: "Can Design Help Us Get Out of the Mess it Helped Create?" Read More >

A Living Learning Lab For Equity: Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ‘21) and the Campus Farm

July 13, 2020

Keesa V. Johnson (MDes '21) pursues equity and access in food systems as the DEI manager at U-M's Campus Farm. Read More >

COVID-19 Relief: Stamps Student Emergency Fund

May 26, 2020

Dean Guna Nadarajan has created an emergency fund to aid students experiencing the financial impacts of COVID-19. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Ashley Moon (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020

Ashley Moon's (MDes '20) thesis project empowers high school students to speak out on the issues they care about. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Jennifer Low (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020

Jennifer Low's (MDes '20) thesis project focuses on the displacement caused by gentrification and the physical city as a place of learning. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Colleen Clark (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020

Colleen Clark's (MDes '20) thesis work aims to close experience gaps and lower turnover rates for K-12 teachers. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Gowri Balasubramaniam (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020

Gowri Balasubramaniam's (MDes '20) thesis research helps high school students connect history lessons to the present and imagine their own futures. Read More >

Designing Decisions: 2019 MDes Public Talks

May 15, 2019

2019 Stamps MDes candidates present their research addressing appropriate care in healthcare settings in public talks. Read More >

Designing for Equity in Public Education

May 9, 2019

Stamps MDes students work with U-M partners and area schools to address equity and access in public education. Read More >