New minor will drive sustainable design innovation

A new minor to catalyze sustainable, design-driven solutions will enable entrepreneurial student teams to create innovations in consumer goods, services and interior environments. The minor will collaborate with the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University Libraries to support students who want to pursue their ideas beyond the classroom. The program is through the auspices of Louise Manfredi, Ph.D. (above), who received a faculty grant from VentureWell, an organization that fosters collaboration to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education. Dr. Manfredi is assistant professor of industrial and interaction design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

New courses for the minor are expected to launch in spring 2022. Manfredi’s collaborators are fellow School of Design faculty members Don Carr and Seyeon Lee. Read more here: