Send your application for Design Thinking for Food / FST 298

The department of Food Science & Technology invites applications for enrollment in Design Thinking for Food / FST 298, Fall 2016 (Tuesdays, 1-4pm). This multi-disciplinary team-based course will teach the design thinking innovation process as students tackle this year's challenge of Food Waste and create breakthrough solutions. This will be a small, hands-on, team-based course in which students from various departments will work closely together and engage with external stakeholders who are seeking solutions to food waste challenges. 

We invite students with the following qualifications to apply: 
- Graduate level or advanced undergraduates from any department across campus 
- Students who are excited to work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams with an eagerness to share their expertise and learn from others 
- Students who are willing to experiment, be generative and build their creative confidence skills 
- Students who are excited to leverage their their discipline specific expertise but willing to learn new design thinking skills including design research methods, rapid prototyping, and storytelling and communication 
- Students with a passion and optimism for the solving the systemic problem of Food Waste 

Charlotte Biltekoff, American Studies and Food Science and Technology 
Lauren Shimek, Founder and CEO Food.Tech.Design, Adjunct Assistant Professor Food Science and Technology, formerly at IDEO. 

Applicants should submit the following materials: 

1. A letter of support from their advisor (labeled with applicant's last name: Smith_Letter) 

2. A statement of 500 words or less explaining why they want to be a part of the course and the strengths, interests, experiences, etc. they will bring to it (labelled with applicant's last name: Smith_Statement) 

Send submissions as email attachments (word or pdf) to 
Deadline for submission of application: May 2, 2016 
Notification of enrollment status: May 8, 2016