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Nicole Adler's (MDE '19) Top-Yard is Making News

September 21, 2021


Top-Yard, a startup from Nicole Adler (MDE '19), is a turnkey solution to transform a drab, unsafe roof into a livable urban oasis. The startup has developed an easy-install modular roof deck kit-of-parts (with add-ons such as for solar, organics, and water capture) and bundled it with a streamlined implementation process, to make the process as simple as possible for building owners. Ultimately, Top-Yard aims to be the platform for reinvention of the roofscape.

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Cave Diver Game

Students use nanotechnology to create a novel, aquatic-themed board game

June 21, 2021


Students used nanotechnology to create a novel, aquatic-themed board game called Cave Diver. The Cave Diver team, comprised of Aaron Appleton (M.Ed. ’21), Danielle Davis (A.B. ’21), Mike Deloge (M.Des. ’22), and Doria Spiegel (MDE ’22), focused their game around inverse opals, which are nanostructured porous materials that refract light to create structural color.

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Nupur Gurjar Painting

Students in Dialogue: A conversation with MDE candidate Nupur Gurjar

April 14, 2021

What is it like to be a Master in Design Engineering student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design? In this series of candid conversations between students, Tomi Laja (MArch II ’22) speaks with Nupur Gurjar (MDE ’21) about her journey from an architect and set designer in India to a student at the GSD, taking courses at Harvard Law, Kennedy, and Business Schools, and career paths in MDE.

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SEC Complex

Science and Engineering Complex named one of the world’s healthiest lab buildings

March 17, 2021

Harvard University’s Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) has been certified by two international building certification programs as one of the healthiest, most sustainable, and energy-efficient laboratories in the world. Starting in fall 2021, the MDE studio space will be located in this complex.

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