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2014 RSA-US Student Design Awards Recap

The 2014 RSA-US Student Design Award is behind us now. There were many highlights over the two day event, but none more moving than the presentation of the first Bill Moggridge Award for Multidisciplinary Design, which was sponsored by Techmer PM and presented by Karin Moggridge, Bill's wife of 46 years. This year saw 49 students invited to present their work to our panel of judges. The finalists performed well above ...

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Diebold Day in New York City

On April 24, 2014, three of the current US Diebold Scholars met in New York City for a day of inspiration, collaboration, and adventure. The three of us (James Andy Thai, Yarah Kassam, and Rose Kue) span the ages of 24 - 30 and represent the fields of fashion, music, and politics. We have been identified as high-potential change makers and through this we share an inherent passion to bring ...

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Bright Spark: Design Thinking for Middle and High School Students

Following a couple of enthusiastically received trial runs, Jenny Whitener has launched Bright Spark, an inspirational workshop for students ages 10-16. The goal of this program is to provide the youth of Chattanooga with a truly unique educational experience that cultivates and encourages creative confidence. Students will learn to collaborate with one another and participate in a community that focuses on new approaches to problem solving. Anchored in Design Thinking, this ...

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Second Catalyst Grant for California based Project

Gillian Squirrell reports on her latest progress with Working Dogs Working Lives, for which she has now received two Catalyst awards. Gillian writes: We have delivered multiple “FoundAtions” programs to treatment centres since 2011, we take dogs and interesting activities out to people in treatment and build self-awareness and interpersonal skills, strengthen patience and compassion. Since July 2013 we have delivered a pre-employability program working with animals and women in treatment for substance ...

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The RSA - What's in it for me?

 What do you say to people when you talk about the RSA? Do you mention visiting the RSA’s House in London to attend a great lecture , talk about a Fellow you’ve met or perhaps share an animate online? It’s easy when you’ve got an example but sometimes when you’re on the spot, it can be difficult to in articulate all the great things about being a part of this ...

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2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal Presentation To Walter Isaacson

2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal Presentation To Walter Isaacson

Excerpted from remarks delivered by Danny Lopez, British Consul-General in New York, on October 8, 2013: Given the RSA is now over 250 years old, I don't think it is unreasonable to start with a little history. The RSA was one of the original three great "societies" in England. The Royal Society was formed to study science. The Society of Antiquaries focused on the past. The RSA came into being with ...

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