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Our Mission

Design For America @ Carnegie Mellon University is a group of interdisciplinary students who use their unique design, engineering, and social sciences perspectives to confront social issues in innovative ways.

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Human-Centered Design

As a chapter of national DFA, we empathize and work with our users as we research, ideate, prototype, test and develop solutions. Learn more about the human-centered design processĀ here.

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By collaborating in teams of students with diverse backgrounds and interests, we develop well-rounded solutions and fuse collaboration, leadership, and creativity.

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Social Good

Student-led teams partner closely with local community organizations to identify challenging social issues to design and develop comprehensive solutions that benefit the broader community. We tackle extraordinary challenges in health, economy, education, and environment. Learn more about our community partnersĀ here.

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How to Join

Join our d-list and come to our studio meetings in the fall!

Executive Board

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Erica Fu

Information Systems
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PR Chair

Crystal Lee

Computer Science
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Technology Chair

Kelly Wang

Computer Science
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Project Manager

Spoorthi Cherivirala

Computer Science & Design
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Design Chair

Thien Le


Community Partners

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