Neurosurgeons could one day thank Ollin Venegas’ MD’20 presentation to high school students for allowing them to create detailed brain models of their patients. Venegas has been developing 3D models of the human brain, aiming to provide an educational tool and tactile illustration of the effects of concussions and other head traumas. Working alongside Zak Ziebell ’19, a RISD dual-degree student, Patrick Rashleigh, a data visualization coordinator for the University and other group members, Venegas has created a model that shows both the internal and external impacts of head injuries. - Chris Schutte, Brown Daily Herald
When teaching high school students about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as concussions, it is often difficult for students to visualize the structural consequences when the damage occurs within the confines of a skull. - Ollin Venegas
NSF's 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program brought two undergrads to the Nature Lab to work on a project around the topic of "designing a visual platform for exploring climate change impacts in coastal plant communities."
Gilded Audio Design, in partnership with Union Docs, is proud to announce Ariana Martinez as the winner of the inaugural Signal To Noise award. The award is presented to support work on her project Para cruzar el agua / To Cross the Water. - via Gilded Audio Design
Arguably the only thing more difficult than pursuing a BFA at RISD or an AB at Brown University is doing both—simultaneously. But a small group of brilliant and extremely motivated undergraduates are doing just that—integrating academic and artistic pursuits over the course of five years to develop a unique and cohesive course of study through the Brown|RISD Dual Degree (BRDD) program. —Simone Solondz, RISD Media
Growing up black, queer andCatholic might sound challenging, but with support from their parents and teachers, Brown/RISD dual degree student Nadia Wolff BRDD 21 TXmanaged to find their creative voice and be named a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts before graduating from high school. - Simone Solondz, RISD Media
Paola Eisner Harvard Law ’19: Environmentalist, internationalist and artist
In the Harvard Law School Student Spotlight feature, Paola Eisner (BRDD 2014), shared her pursuit of multiple interests and how they connect around topics personal to her. At the HLS in the Arts Festival Eisner showed illustrations from her children’s coloring book featuring women, Fierce Femmes.