Design Alumna Wins Red Dot Award for Furniture Design

Erica Stine, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA ’12), recently won a Red Dot Award, an international design prize, for her Fly-Ash Chair. The Red Dot Award international design competition is established internationally as “one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design.” Stine’s Fly-Ash Chair won a Red Dot award in the “Design Concept” category.

PhD Researchers Launch Design in Transition Podcast

PhD Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design have just released episode one of "Design in Transition / Diseño en Transición Podcast," a bilingual podcast about designing for systems level change toward more sustainable and equitable futures. PhD Candidates Sofía Bosch Gomez, Marysol Ortega Pallanez, Silvana Juri, Erica Dorn and undergrad Thomas Youn (BDes '21) want Design in Transition to be a space to talk about the transitions design is taking in practice when it's concerned with the complex and interconnected challenges societies face today.

Design Alumnus Launches Kickstarter for PURUS

Josh Lederer, an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA ’97), recently launched the Kickstarter for PURUS, an antimicrobial brass “no-touch” tool designed to help users interact with numerous surfaces without having to touch them with their fingers.

Silvana Juri Awarded Steinbrenner Fellowship to Advance Environmental Research

Silvana Juri, a PhD Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, was recently awarded a fellowship from the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon University. The Steinbrenner Institute fellowship program “provides support to exceptional, second-year Carnegie Mellon students who work on cutting-edge environmental research.”

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