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What is Biomimicry, Anyway?

This humorous take on biomimicry was originally written and published by Grist on May 1, 2016. Let’s play a game. It’s called “Who made it?” and it goes like this: I’ll describe a series of objects, and you guess who made them. If you guess all of them correctly, there will be a special prize

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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge: Submit by May 11

Submit your Biomimicry Global Design Challenge design solutions and to win the $100,000 prize. The clock is ticking away and we are drawing nearer to the May 11, 2016 submission deadline for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Ensure your team has met all of the submission requirements. Want to know how to create an entry

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The Final Countdown

Tick. Tock. Only 1 month left to submit your Biomimicry Global Design Challenge design solutions and to win the $100,000 prize. The clock is ticking away and we are drawing nearer to the May 11, 2016 submission deadline for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. There’s a month left, leaving plenty of time to add those

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Our Inner Scientist

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of serving as a Montana State Science Fair judge. I try to do this every year because it brings me immense joy to see young people excited about -not just “science”- but about being curious and investigating “why?” questions that are of interest to them. I

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Free Biomimicry Course Starts TODAY!

Starts March 7…Not too late to sign up. Sign up today! We are proud to announce that MCAD is partnering with Canvas.net to offer a FREE, open online course entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. Prepare for upcoming competitions This course will prep you and your team for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge ($100,000 grand

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Only 1 Week Before Free Course Starts!

Starts in 1 week on March 7…Sign up today! We are proud to announce that MCAD is partnering with Canvas.net to offer a FREE, open online course entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. This course will be a fun introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework where we learn from nature’s best design ideas to help

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Learn the Biomimicry Basics

We are proud to announce that MCAD is partnering with Canvas.net to offer a FREE, open online course for the first time entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. This course will be a fun introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework where we learn from nature’s best design ideas to help us solve human design challenges.

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FREE Online Biomimicry Course!

Starts in 6 weeks! We are proud to announce that MCAD is partnering with Canvas.net to offer a FREE, open online course for the first time entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. This course will be a fun introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework where we learn from nature’s best design ideas to help us

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The Systems View and your Bio Toolbox

Curt McNamara (MA in SD faculty) published a detailed article with captivating visuals, The Systems View and your Bio Toolbox in an issue of Zygote Quarterly (Issue 9, Spring 14), featured on page 94. MCAD student Nadine Kuemmel (Germany) and MA alum Stefanie Koehler (MA ’13; Oregon) were quoted in the piece where they shared their

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Exploring Upwards, Downwards and Sideways

Exploring Upwards, Downwards and Sideways: Using a systems lens in design The seed landed on my table. It was a complete system that contained DNA to start a new tree, a transport mechanism that made use of existing forces, and clear evidence of how it grew. This system had multiple parts or sub-systems, and each

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