August 19, 2020. 1:00PM CT.
The Center for Design and Material Culture was pleased to host the first Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. This fellowship program offers undergraduate UW-Madison students an opportunity to conduct research in one of the three pillars of the CDMC: design thinking, material culture, and textiles. The 2020 fellowship cohort includes three fellows each studying in one of those three pillars.
Nadia Tahir is pursuing a BS in Interior Architecture in the Design Studies Department through the School of Human Ecology. Her work focuses on design thinking education and is advised by Michelle Kwasny, Academic Director for the Master’s in Design + Innovation and Design and Research Strategist in the Chancellor’s Office.
Zhaojie Zhong studies in the Department of Art History and the Department of English pursing a double major in Art History and English. Her work in Chinese textiles from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is advised by Yuhang Li, Associate Professor of Chinese Art in the Department of Art History.
Noah Mapes is also studying in the Department of Art History, as he is pursuing a BA in Art History and Certificate in Material Culture. His work on early American material culture is advised by Ann Smart Martin, Stanley and Polly Stone (Chipstone) Professor of American Decorative Arts and Material Culture.
Each fellow presented their research and answered questions related to their work during this online event. Symposium was open to students, faculty, and the community thanks to co-sponsorship by the CDMC, the Chipstone Foundation, and the support of The Anonymous Fund.