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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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Fall 2016 Deadline Approaching

The FINAL deadline for applications to the MASD program for Fall 2016 semester is June 1. Big changes Did you know? We’re moving to a 2-semester per year program (no classes during summer) and we are moving from 36 to 30 credits (that is over $6,500 worth of tuition cost savings!). Don’t miss your chance

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Do You Really Know Packaging?

You touch it every day, but do you really know packaging? We’ve all done it, purchased a product because of, or in spite of, the packaging. A great package can get a consumer to buy almost any product at least once. But what do you really know about packaging? To most people packaging is simply

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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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How Can Sustainable Design Drive Innovation?

How does sustainable design drive innovation in your own practice? A new self-paced online course may help you find answers. The course, Sustainable Design Methods for Product Innovation, is being offered as part of a UC Berkeley research project on the subject. It will introduce students to four sustainable design methods: Whole System Mapping, Biomimicry,

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What Will You Learn?

Last webinar before June 1 application deadline for fall 2016! Learn about the big changes happening in the MA in Sustainable Design program at MCAD. Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. We’ve been

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Eco-Leader

Congrats go to Shannon Reece, MA in Sustainable Design student, who was the featured Eco-Leader for the National Wildlife Federation last month. Shannon recently returned from a trip to Africa in March with his daughter. He was visiting an area he previously lived and worked for three years. Shannon achieved his goal to meet with

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MA in SD Webinar Tomorrow: Join Us!

Learn about the big changes happening in the MA in Sustainable Design program at MCAD. Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. We’ve been listening to our students and alumni, and are excited about

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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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