Once Eliza Squibb 13 TX learned that more than 1,000 Malian women die each year of preventable cervical cancer, she was eager to help ensure they'd get early screening and treatment programs.
This year, of the 20 RISD students and alumni who applied for Fulbright grants to support research and study abroad, four have been fully funded and a fifth won a Core Scholar Grant via Holy Cross College, where she teaches visual arts.
The rainy day last Saturday, June 2, couldn’t dampen the spirits of the 645 graduates who celebrated together with family members and friends at RISD’s 2012 Commencement ceremony.
Earlier this spring when Dailing Chen 13 TX attended the Career Center’s Design Portfolio Review, she spoke with reps from various companies about her desire to develop high-performance fabrics for athletic shoes.
Graduating senior Minali Chatani 13 GD grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica “surrounded by beach, land and one local pharmacy that has everything anyone living on an island could need.
Following a hunch, Jesse Kaminsky MFA 14 SC took long strips of Tyvek and slowly ran the polyethylene pieces under the needle of his sewing machine.
In April Diana Wagner MID 14 took a hiatus from studio to explore the rolling hills of San Miniato, a small village nestled in the Tuscan countryside, and learn about a new material that could be integral to her work.
Given that his family has been building boats since his great-grandfather started Cheoy Lee Shipyards in 1870, Hong Kong-based alumnus Martin Lo BID 84 knew he wouldn’t be looking for a job after graduation.
Earlier this week in the Apparel Design department’s fifth-floor studio, Caitrin Watson 13 AP paused to size up her senior thesis work – a luxurious collection of meticulously tailored knitwear.