Stories about studios + projects

Design Duet

Meghan (Cowan) Devinat 01 JM and Benoit Devinat BID 02 are juggling family life with getting their new business off the ground.

Cleaner + Better Care

In Germ Studio, students devise medical tools that reduce health-care associated infections while addressing issues related to patient comfort.

New Grad STEAMs Ahead

After zipping into a stretchy jumpsuit, six-year-old Petra attaches “muscles” – made of magnets embedded in soft red pillows – to her small arms and legs.

Startups Ramp Up

Two teams of RISD-educated entrepreneurs will refine their products this summer as part of Boston’s MassChallenge Accelerator program.

Natural Selection

New graduate Jake Sienkiewycz 15 ID/PH brings his love for the outdoors and everything he learned at RISD to his work at Vermont-based outdoor equipment startup Finn Utility.

Teaching with Touch

In late May students in an interdisciplinary studio that caps RISD’s two-part collaboration with LEGO Education presented final projects to an international group of designers and educators.

Art Educator of the Year

Gifted teacher Stephanie (Welch) Silverman 04 FD accepts a top honor at the National Art Education Association convention in New Orleans.

Talking Tools

Students, faculty and visiting artists consider the link between digital interfaces and the imagination as part of RISD’s new tool ( ) series.

The Synergy of Discovery

More than 350 scientists, engineers, students and educators ranging in age from 18 to 86 and from as far away as Poland converged on campus last weekend for STEM to STEAM thru Synergy, the fourth design science symposium RISD has hosted since 2007.