Upcoming DFA Events!

Fall 2013 Projects Moving Forward!

Design for America is going forward and the teams are busy completing their individual projects. The teams are working hard on coming up with solutions to the homeless population in Houston, helping the disability recovery process, and making people with diabetes lead a healthier and smoother lifestyle. Stay tuned for more updates from the teams!




Want to learn more about DFA? Come out to our planned events and become involved with this wonderful organization on campus.


DFA and RCEL will be co-hosting a movie screening in the Engineering Quad! Be sure to come enjoy an unforgettable night out watching an amazing movie and hang out with other student innovators on campus! See you there!


When:  Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8pm

Where: Engineering Quad

We look forward to you getting involved with DFA!!

Design for America begins at Rice!

We would like to welcome the 28 new members to Design for America at Rice University! Today we had our first open studio during which the three project teams began to realize their mission statements. This year Design for America at Rice will be led by three co-founders, Sonia Garcia, Katharine Li, and Margaret Watkins. 


The open studio kicked off with some ice-breakers so that everyone could get to know each other. The group then split into their individual teams to begin working on their team charters identifying their experiences in design, their team dynamics, goals, and strengths and weaknesses. During this time the teams used colorful sticky notes to write down any creative ideas that sparked!


The teams will continue meeting weekly and open studios will take place bimonthly. The team will be holding various Rice fundraisers including a memorable movie night so be on the look-out for that! We look forward to an exciting year and making DFA at Rice a long-term well known program!