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We foster design-thinking and entrepreneurial innovation. Our staff and faculty rely on students, lab users, volunteers, and community members to bring this vision to life. Consider giving to the RDC’s ongoing needs via time, materials, equipment, and/or financial donations to inspire others to discover the power of design thinking.

A student using the angle grinder in the Metal Lab
Exterior photo of RDC east courtyard
A student and an instructor collaborating in the Metal Lab


We brought Design Thinking to CSU because it's permeating the world around us Articles for inspiration

The Harvard Business Review published this article exploring the variety of human tendencies that get in the way of innovation and describe how design thinking’s tools and clear process steps help teams break free of them.

In the quarterly journal, Issues in Science and Technology, researchers reveal that when students can understand and make connections across a diverse array of knowledge and skills, they embark on a path to more rewarding lives and employment opportunities.

An article published on Linkedin and written by Heather Geary, the Innovation and Emerging Tech Learning Lead at EY highlights key roles that enhancing diversity plays in design thinking.