The origins of the technology-based undergraduate degree program in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation - or SPDI - reach back nearly 100 years at Keene State College. Here’s what second year student Henry Bendel has to say about his experience in the program.
To move us toward a more sustainable future, our world needs creative change-makers, confident and competent in their design thinking practices and grounded in a framework of sustainability principles to guide their decisions. The Sustainable Product Design and Innovation (SPDI) program was designed to integrate product design methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and hands-on model and prototype building within the context of business enterprise and the liberal arts.
Keene State College and New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) are partnering to bring together teams of more than 500 teachers from across the state to make reforms to instruction that will benefit young students.