Design For America @ CMU is a group of interdisciplinary students who are using their unique design and engineering perspectives to confront social issues in innovative ways. By collaborating in teams of students with diverse backgrounds and interests, we develop solutions for overarching social problems.
What do we do
Student-led teams work closely with local community organizations to identify challenging social issues. Through the process of ideating, prototyping, and iterating, we design and develop comprehensive solutions that benefit the broader community.
Why do we do it
We believe that CMU students are some of the brightest and most creative makers in the world. Our goal is to channel this passion and ability to attack a variety of social impact problems at the local and national level.
How do I get involved
Contact us to join a team!
a social stories application for young or autistic children in healthcare to help process feelings and understand procedures
Team: Elena, Youna, Sashank
an iPad teaching tool for children with learning disabilities
Team: Lizzy, Sashank, Ellie, Mehar, Sabrina
a solution to help facilities network with food banks and composting sites to reduce food waste