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Stories of continuous improvement: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

ISD has recently formed a relationship with the United States Navy through its professional programs. Elaine Priest, the Product Line Director for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, shares how continuous improvement is an important part of the shipyard’s culture. |Short Read
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Diann Brei named next Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) Chair

Dr. Diann Brei has been named the new chair of the Integrative Systems + Design, division effective July 19, 2018.|Medium Read
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Student profile – best paper winner Pooya Alavian

Since childhood, Pooya Alavian has known that he would one day take over his family’s business: a metal enamel factory that his father created before Pooya was born. Pooya grew up watching his father work diligently to improve the factory, and he worked alongside his father as much as possible. |Medium Read
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ISD alumni profile – Beth Ann Less

When Beth Ann Less arrived at the University of Michigan as an undergraduate student, she hit the ground running (and biking, and swimming).|Short Read
David Kelley (left), in conversation with Panos Papalambros

IDEO Founder Visits Campus

David Kelley, founder of IDEO and Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, engaged in a public conversation with ISD Chair, Panos Papalambros. |Short Read
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A Conversation with David Kelley: IDEO Founder

IDEO Founder David Kelley will lecture on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 in Chesebrough Auditorium at 5:30pm. Please register in advance.|Short Read
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ISD student profile: Kevin Dunn

ISD student Kevin Dunn recently earned the distinction of being named a Dow Sustainability Fellow. The program encourages fellows to focus on a variety of sustainability challenges and to work on those challenges by engaging in a year-long group project. |Short Read
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ISD GSAC hosts 2nd annual career fair

On Friday, February 9th, ISD graduate students showcased their research and projects to potential future employers at the second annual Career Fair hosted by the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC). |Short Read
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Students learn from Uber engineer

ISD's GSAC connected with Uber’s Stephen Lesh, the Chief Engineer of Vehicle Programs for the Uber Advanced Technologies Group. GSAC members organized a seminar event that was held on Monday, January 29th featuring Lesh.|Short Read

World-changing designs

Throughout the fall semester, ISD students taking the Design Science 501 course collaborated on design projects. This unique interdisciplinary engineering course was taught by ISD chair Panos Papalambros and used a data-driven approach to identify product ideas that could solve everyday issues. |Short Read

2017 Design Science Seminar Series

During the fall semester, Design Science students had the opportunity to learn from four academics through the Design Science Seminar Series. |Short Read

ISD alumna receives C3E award

ISD alumna Dr. Chris LaFleur is a recipient of the 2017 C3E Award. |Short Read