FEED Lab is a 3-4 unit introductory course in design thinking and food system innovation offered through the FEED Collaborative. Targeted at graduate students interested in food and the food system, this course provides a series of diverse, primarily hands-on experiences (design projects with industry-leading thinkers, field work, and collaborative leadership development) in which students both learn and apply the process of human-centered design to projects of real consequence in the food system. The intent of this course is to develop students’ creative confidence, collaborative leadership ability, and skills in systems thinking to prepare them to be more effective as innovators and leaders in the food system. This course is mandatory for any student wishing to qualify for the FEED Collaborative’s summer Leadership and Innovation Program, in which select students participate in full-time, paid, externship roles with collaborating thought-leaders in the industry. This class satisfies one of the degree requirements for the Sustainability Science and Practice Co-terminal Masters Program. For more information about our work, please visit http://feedcollaborative.org/classes/
Debra Dunn, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences & d.school
Matt Rothe, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences & d.school
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