Cohort Program Blog

  • Building bridges between biology and design

    Authors: Emilie Snell-Rood
    Posted 02/05/2022
    In the classroom: sketching diagrams of a lobster-inspired device that could harvest desalinated water.

    “I want to build a community center where people come together and get along, and I’m looking at nature for ideas because of all of the harmonious and interconnected relationships where animals and plants co-exist.”

    I was talking with an architecture…

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  • Organizing Interdisciplinary Research on Purpose

    Authors: Alan C. Love and Max Dresow
    Posted 18/10/2021
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    The star-nosed mole is aptly named. Its distinctive snout consists of twenty-two tendrils ringing a pair of nostrils and, from some angles, the entire setup resembles a misshapen star. The tendrils are fleshy and look a bit like fingers and, like fingers, they have a certain “manual” dexterity. But…

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