Our multidisciplinary approach combines design, art, biology, chemistry, engineering and social science concepts and methods. The department faculty seek to educate students about these topics with the long-term goal of affecting change in design, materials, people's health and well being, manufacturing, economic vitality and the environment.  We blend lab and studio-based training with scholarly research to inform the creative process, placing individual needs in the context of broader social, technical, and global influences.

All of our students have the opportunity to participate in our signature events and to pursue design electives and opportunities throughout Cornell.