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Gathering STEAM in Rhode Island

On September 26, artists, designers, scientists, educators, business leaders and policymakers came together to celebrate Rhode Island’sleadership rolein advocating forthe role of art and design in fostering innovation.

Building a Better Buggy: RISD Students Reach for the Moon

On April 1-2, a team of RISD students participated in this year’s NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, AL, competing against teams from nearly 90 schools and colleges from as far away as Germany, Russia, India and Ethiopia.

Home of the Future

Students and faculty at RISD and Brown University are working together to demonstrate the capture, storage and delivery of thermally generated electricity, harnessed by means of a small-scale thermal-electric engine.

Neonatal Incubator Built from Car Parts

TIME magazine has selected Neonurture, an incubator designed for use in the developing world, as among The 50 Best Inventions of 2010.

Winery Taps Students to Label New Vintage

The owners and winemaker at Sakonnet Vineyards, coastal New England’s oldest artisan winery, turned to RISD’s Graphic Design graduate students to develop a label for a new vintage of wine, Rhode Island Red.

Where Art + Business Meet

Through long-term partnerships with MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Babson College, RISD students investigating product development have an opportunity to work closely with their business school counterparts– students majoring in marketing, manufacturing, engineering design, management and other disciplines.

Fresh Finds, Locally Made

More than 300 Rhode Island artists – many with ties to RISD – are showing work in the RISD Museum’s first regional survey in 20 years.

Illustrating for TEDMED‬‬

RISD illustrators are showing stimulating connections between art and medicine at the TEDMED 13 conference, which runs from April 16–19 in Washington, DC.

Exploring Critical Making

Faculty, staff and students came together on April 19 for Mapping Making, a new series of discussions around what critical making means at RISD and how departments view the future of making in their fields.