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  • Opportunities to Make It Better

    11/18/2011
    A new healthcare internship program at the Department of Health and Human Services grew out of RISD’s 2011 Make It Better symposium.

  • Maeda Brings STEAM to MIT

    11/14/2011
    RISD President John Maeda and a number of RISD students, faculty members and trustees visited Maeda’s former academic home at the MIT Media Lab to speak about RISD’s STEM to STEAM initiative.

  • Local Collaboration Fosters Global Innovation

    10/04/2011
    A Better World by Design, a student-led conference organized by RISD and Brown University, addressed sustainable solutions to complex social issues such as food, health care and the built environment in the developing world.

  • Gathering STEAM in Rhode Island

    09/29/2011
    On September 26, artists, designers, scientists, educators, business leaders and policymakers came together to celebrate Rhode Island’s leadership role in advocating for the role of art and design in fostering innovation.

  • Indie Inventor: Quirky + Pivot Power Get a Turn on TV

    08/16/2011
    On August 30th, recent RISD graduate Jake Zien 11 GD makes his TV debut on Quirky, a new reality show on the Sundance Channel that brings innovation to life by showing the process and personalities behind successful inventions.

  • Desert Datascapes

    08/02/2011
    Printmaking alumnus Mitch Marti 96 PR opens his new press to artists while continuing his own digital explorations of the Western landscape.

  • Clean Water for Urban Slums

    07/15/2011
    In a venture called WaterWalla, RISD and Brown students are working to bring clean water to slum dwellers in the developing world.

  • Building Bridges for International Innovation

    07/11/2011
    RISD partners with Japanese font developer Morisawa to explore creative leadership and innovation through art and design.

  • Students’ Design in National Media Blitz

    07/12/2011
    Working with Associate Professor Leslie Fontana, ID students designed a prototype that’s now featured in the Progressive Insurance TV ads promoting its new Snapshot device.

  • Maeda Brings Creativity to World Stage

    06/23/2011
    At the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival, President Maeda will speak to a global audience about the fundamental value of art and design.

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RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.