Carnegie Mellon's School of Design is proud to host active student chapters of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and the American Institute of Graphic Arts . Both chapters meet regularly during the academic year to plan chapter and joint events, hear guest speakers, collaborate on design projects, and eat great pizza.
Each chapter has a student blog and a twitter feed where they post information about meetings and upcoming events:
• AIGA: student blog—http://aiga.cmustudents.org/, twitter handle—cmuaiga
• IDSA: student blog—http://idsa.cmustudents.org/, twitter handle—idsacmu
IDSA, AIGA students on a field trip
AIGA and IDSA chapters’ news
About the AIGA student chapter
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research, and advance education and ethical practice. Carnegie Mellon’s student chapter seeks to give Communication Design students an opportunity to learn more about the design profession as well as form national and local connections. Activities include gallery shows, movie showings, design-related fundraisers and trips to design hot spots, giving members the opportunity to explore their profession and meet new people.
This year's AIGA student chapter leaders are: Co-presidents (seniors) Victor Ng and Joanne Ong, and Officers, Ah Ra Cho (senior) and Eden Weingart (sophomore). The AIGA student chapter faculty advisor is Stacie Rohrbach. Rohrbach also serves at the national level for AIGA on the Design Educators Community Steering Committee.
About the IDSA student chapter
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is a professional organization that connects designers across the United States. The Carnegie Mellon IDSA student chapter works to get aspiring designers involved in the broader professional design community. Through the organization, Industrial Design students have the opportunity to interact with each other as well as with professionals in the field. Day trips, weekend adventures, and field trips to design related attractions and the annual IDSA Regional Conference give further opportunities for students to enrich their design education and get a different perspective on the professional and educational world of design.
The IDSA student chapter officers for this year are: Co-presidents Linda Dong (senior) and Rachel Inman (Fifth Year Scholar), and Officers Sarah Read (junior) and Sarah Gao (sophomore). Wayne Chung, associate professor of design, is the chapter’s faculty advisor, and Eric Anderson, associate professor of design, serves at IDSA’s national level as executive VP and board member.