BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! DFA Northwestern’s Jerry the Bear team member, Aaron Horowitz has been selected among hundreds as one of this year’s Dell Social Innovation Fellows!!
As DFA applications are closing in and we embark on interviews this week, we wanted to give you all another sneak peak at some of the great work and excitement that’s already taking off at universities throughout the country.
What can a group of talented, ambitious, and creative students, faculty and artists do in ONE day to create, document and share Design for America stories?
Dartmouth: Nearing the Finish Line! The word is spreading like wildfire as the DFA Dartmouth team nears the finish line for their applications. They’ve got students from throughout campus getting involved and have gotten emails from international students who haven’t even started school yet as well students who are off-campus this term.
This just in! DFA Northwestern is a semi-finalist in this year’s Diabetes Mine Challenge! They need your vote to get in the finals for a chance to win $7000 to turn their idea into a reality!!
APPLICATION COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS!! Amidst sleepless nights for those at Cornell during finals, they’re still managing to turn in an awesome application and build on this semester’s momentum of great work looking at access to fresh food on campus and in the Ithaca community.
APPLICATION COUNTDOWN: 4 DAYS!! Design for America at UCLA is off to a fantastic start. As many of you know, DFA focuses on creating local, social impact through design and UCLA’s team has gone to the ends of the earth to find students who are enthusiastic and dedicated to doing so. Literally! Their first meeting … Read More
APPLICATION COUNTDOWN: 5 DAYS!! This just in… an update from applicants at RISD/Brown! They took their kick-off to the streets to spread the word about DFA and to start collecting student names and ideas for potential community projects. Student passer-byers shared their thoughts via post-it notes and cardboard stands on what issues they felt passionately … Read More
APPLICATION COUNTDOWN: 6 DAYS!! This made our day to get an update from Stanford’s team on their applications. Check out the summary below sent to us by one of the student leaders, Aidan Baker. Really excited to see the projects that come out of it and get to learn more from these awesome students!
As an example of a Design for America project, check out one of DFA Northwestern team’s projects tackling issues of Bike Safety!