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Call for Participants!

Invitation to Participate | Global Biomimicry Practitioners Survey Biomimicry is a field of practice and research that is rapidly growing, but who are the people behind the practice? Add your voice to this global survey conducted by Erin Rovalo and Dr. John McCardle of Loughborough Design School, and help create better understanding of the backgrounds,

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Biomimicry Challenge

Don’t miss your chance to win $100,000 and change the world using biomimicry. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions. The challenge is hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Climate Change

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Our Inner Scientist

Last week I had the pleasure of serving as a Montana State Science Fair judge for my 12th year. 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.

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Meet Your Mentors

Our FREE, fully online, 4-week biomimicry course starts in a few days: Monday, March 20. (Still time to register!). I wanted to introduce you to the two mentors -Alyssa and Shannon- that will be joining me in the course to help with student engagement. Both mentors are alumni of MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable

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Biomimicry in T-10 Days!

Don’t miss your chance to learn about biomimicry for FREE! 4-week, fully online classes starts March 20! We are proud to announce that MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program is partnering with Canvas.net for a 3rd time to offer a FREE, online biomimicry course entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. We’ve had great

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FREE 4-Week Online Biomimicry Course

We are proud to announce that MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program is partnering with Canvas.net for a 3rd time to offer a FREE, online biomimicry course entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. We’ve had great success from offering this course the past two years and have taught nearly 5,000 students about biomimicry

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Faculty Focus: Pine Cone Inspiration

“I’ve been very inspired, by pine cones.” As odd as that may sound, this comment by a participant in our Net Impact session, Biomimicry and Beyond: Re-Aligning Business with Nature was not unusual. The session was very well attended (standing room only) and very well received. Several people came up afterward saying it was the

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Faculty Focus: Re-Aligning Business with Nature @Net Impact

It’s the time of year when the MA in Sustainable Design program faculty and get to repeatedly dive into reviewing thesis proposals and drafts. Regardless of the current state of their work, it is clear that every student in the program aspires to make the world a better place, to have an impact, perhaps to

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Faculty Focus: Co-Creating and Re-Aligning

I teach Biomimetic Design (the technical side of sustainable design) and Creative Leadership (the social side of sustainable design) for MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design (MASD) Program. Without taking either of these classes, Stefanie Koehler (MASD ’13) managed to design a technically innovative biomimetic water purifier along with a bio-inspired social enterprise for

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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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