Miranda Lux & The Fear Not Foundations will Fund the 2008-09 Community Bench Project

Spring 2008

The Miranda Lux and Fear Not Foundations have granted the San Francisco State University Industrial Design Outreach Program with generous gifts totaling $26,000.00.

Miranda Lux and the Fear Not Foundation support San Francisco programs that provide innovative, industrial, and practical knowledge to young people. This gift will provide materials, tools and faculty support for the second iDo Community Bench Project. Which will be built at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunters Point district.

Thanks to the generous support of both foundations, followers of the iDo program can expect to see the completed bench in the spring of 2009.

iDo Launches Updated Website (Fall 2007)
The Industrial Design Outreach program and Professor Martin S. Linder are proud to announce the arrival of the programs new website. Many thanks to our website team, Giovanna Ghio, Holly Burton, and the many iDo participants who have contributed to iDo for over five years. Please visit us at: design.sfsu.edu/ido
iDo Receives Grant (Fall 2007) The Miranda Lux Foundation has granted the San Francisco State University Industrial Design Outreach Program with a generous gift of $10,000. Miranda Lux supports San Francisco programs that provide innovative, industrial, and practical knowledge to young people. This gift will provide materials, tools and faculty support for the iDo Community Bench Project.
iDo Relaunches Website with Social Networking (Spring 2009)
The iDo program & Holly Burton, have relauched the third generation iDo website with hopes of taking iDo to a international level. The new wesite features an increased amount of information, student galleries, blogging, and social networks. Students are encouraged to use the new website to futher their academic careers beyond the classroom.
San Francisco Bands Together to Support iDo (Fall 2007)
The Industrial Design Outreach program at San Francisco State University has recieved three extrememly generous donations from Intuit, Catherine Manley in memory of John A. Kassay, and Studio Red. Monies recieved from these donors will be used to build additional curriculums and expand iDo across the San Francisco Bay Area.
iDo Launches Brand New Website (Spring 2007)
This spring the Industrial Design Outreach Program, Martin Linder and Holly Burton launched the first ever iDo website in March of this year. The websites primary goal is to distribute information to the general public, educators, and students, whith hopes of building the program for future generations to come.
First Ever iDo Community Champion Honor Awarded... (Spring 2007)
iDo has established an award for graduating students called the iDo Community Champion Award. Each year this honor will be awarded to a student for his/her outstanding leadership and lasting contributions to the program. This years recipient was Michelle Steed, who participated in iDo from 2005-2007, and was also the programs student director.
iDo...Fostering Curiosity, Promoting Creativity, and Building Self-Confidence (February 2009) iDo promotes design methodologies to enhance the education of both high school and university students. Participants of iDo develop their abilities to be creative thinkers by gaining experiences that can be applied to many different disciplines.
What's New With iDo (March 2009) SFSU Project Connect will be hosting 400 students from the SF Bay Area who are in second - fifth grades. The purpose of Project Connect is to reach out to todays youth and show them what their possibilities may be for a brighter and better future. For the third consecutive year, iDo mentors are volunteering their knowledge and abilities to teach these same students about design.
All Eye's On iDo (April 2009) Martin Linder is traveling world wide to spread the mission of iDo, in the hopes of creating a sister program that would work with iDo mentors and students to produce new design curriculums and projects on an international level. In a recent letter from Professor Linder, iDo was given a glimpse into his travels thus far, please follow the link to read more about iDo in this months newsletter.
Fostering Curiosity, Promoting Creativity, and Building Self-Confidence (May 2009) I have arrived home to SF from a grand adventure in England, France, Spain and Portugal. Everyday was remarkable, with many lessons learnt, inspirations to share, and words to convey. I had the pleasure of visiting the European design programs at Brunel University, Chelsea College of Art and Design, and a few others.

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