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Brightmoor Maker Space

June 19, 2015 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

What if we could teach 200 kids how to design and build furniture? Or build solar-powered lamps to make neighborhood streets safer? Or start a t-shirt-making business, using handmade screen prints? What if people in the Brightmoor neighborhood — kids,… Read More >

U-M Professors Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners

March 20, 2015 • Making a Difference, Faculty

For the past 20 years, U-M professors Janie Paul (Stamps School of Art & Design) and Buzz Alexander (LSA) have traveled to more than 30 prisons across the state to collect art for the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. From 442 visitors in 1996,… Read More >

Addressing Ebola Through Design

February 16, 2015 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

A recent multi-disciplinary design charette hosted by the Stamps School of Art & Design brought together professionals, faculty and students from across the university to address a timely and critical global issue. The challenge: to generate innovative design… Read More >

Tiny House

January 6, 2015 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

The Outlook is an 80 sq ft "tiny house" designed and fabricated by students in Experimental Architecture, team-taught by Stamps faculty Roland Graf and GSI Cameron Van Dyke. Read More >

Helping kids manage diabetes with video games

November 11, 2014 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

Managing diabetes is not easy. It requires constant blood sugar monitoring, an insulin shot four to six times a day and strict eating habits. It’s hard enough for adults to maintain the regimen, but getting young people to be disciplined about this kind of… Read More >