5th Biennial Design Science Symposium
April 15–17, 2016
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Programming will take place in the Metcalf Auditorium at the Chace Center (20 N. Main Street), at the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab (13 Waterman Street), at Prov/Wash (20 Washington Place) and Co-Works (212 Union Street).
Friday, April 15th Saturday, April 16th Sunday, April 17th
|Welcome and Introductory Remarks|
John Belt, SNEC President
|Keynote Presentation: John C. Warner|
John Warner, Ph.D., is a leader in the field of Green Chemistry and in 2007 founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (A research organization developing green chemistry technologies) where he serves as President and Chief Technology Officer, and Beyond Benign (a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education). His recent work in the fields of semiconductor design, biodegradable plastics, personal care products, solar energy and polymeric photoresists are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications.
Warner has published over 200 patents, papers and books and co-authored the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. He was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries and in 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” by Utne Reader. John received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University.
|Presentation 1: Anthony Peer, Adam Tilove, and Sofya Zeylikman|
Partners in Education: RISD Kinder STEAM and JCDSRI
KinderSTEAM is the partnership between the Jewish Community Day School of RI and the Brown / RISD STEAM Club. This panel
will discuss how collaborative partnerships between university students and schools enrich lives. This panel will discuss the overarching goals, successes, and struggles of this partnership.
|Presentation 2: Carl Fasano|
Interdisciplinary Teaching of Visual Perception Through Art and Science
Carl Fasano has a background in both painting and mathematics and brings these disciplines to bear in creations that span geometric inquiry and exploration. He has been a key contributor to the biennial Design Science symposium for more than a decade.
The presentation shares the results of a course taught using both art studio and science laboratory hands-on methods, with visual illusions as a theme to guide student explorations.
|Presentation 3: Michael Burt with Introduction by Joe Clinton |
Uniform 3D Space Networks
Michael Burt is an Architect and Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Town Planning at Technion I.T.T. His fields of research activity are structural morphology, space structures, and alternative urban design paradigms: Development in Marine Environments, The Multi-Layer Strata City, and Bridge Avenues: On Land and in the Marine Environment.
Joe Clinton is a design science historian, engineer, and a co-founder of the Design Science Symposium.
|12:00 – 12:15|
|Student Award Presentations|
|1:30 – 4:00 |
|General Concurrent Share + Tell Sessions|
15 minute "flash” presentations designed to highlight the many interesting and varied projects in which the design science community is engaged.
Lucia Monge — Planton Movil: The Walking Forest
Ana Rewakowicz — Mist Collector
Waldemar Bober — Constructional Space from Simple Bar Structures
Lisa Maione — Optics and Typography: Visual Experiments in Graphic Design
Andrew Wager, Max McBride, Derek Shaw, Chris Pallay — Buckminster Fuller: Sustainability
Russell Kramer — The Genesis Field: Further Explorations and Perspectives into Nature's Coordinate Systems
Elisabeth Evans — Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine: Parallels in Fabrication Processes Across Disciplines
Crystal Woodward — The ‘Excitement of Discovery’; From 1972, 30 years in Design Science with Arthur Loeb: The ‘Geometry of Flowers’ of Eudoxia Woodward
Louis Fazzina — The Natural Geometry of Crystals
Dick Esterle — The Tetraball Puzzle and recent discovery
Geoffrey Dutton — The Wicked Awesome Central Place Light Show: A Command Performance
|1:30 – 3:00|
|Educator Concurrent Share + Tell Sessions|
10 minute "flash” presentations designed to highlight the many interesting and varied projects in which the design science community is engaged.
Michael Maida — It's Getting Hot in Here!
Lorna Lariviere, Elizabeth Fernandez, Annette Grueterich - The Bus Stops Here: Intro to Industrial Design for Middle Schoolers
Alex Wolf — The Pattern Alphabet- a STEAM tool for preschool and K-12
Mistral Dodson — Nature Designs, STEM and NGSS in the Classroom
Bonnie Epstein — Science and Design: How to Make Environmental Science "STEAM-y"