IDS Self-Design

Apr 26, 2017  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Student Self-Designs Her Future

With her Self-Design degree from NC State, junior Kristin Caddick plans to go into education — but not in the traditional sense.

Jun 23, 2014

In Case of Emergency: Reaching Vulnerable Groups

Alton Russell ’14 combined his interests in global health and in industrial engineering to fashion his self-designed major in interdisciplinary studies. The Park scholar felt an engineering degree alone was insufficient to address health problems "that are not only technically innovative but also grounded in an understanding of human factors. A technically viable solution is useful only to the extent that it is compatible with cultural and political realities." He applied what he learned to help develop an emergency communication network to reach marginalized populations in North Carolina.

May 22, 2014

Mathews Medalist Promoted Sustainable Practices

Caroline Hansley received the Mathews Medal, given for outstanding leadership and service to a few select NC State seniors. Hansley channeled her passion for sustainability to create the Green Ambassadors program on campus. She majored in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in agroecology and social entrepreneurship.

Apr 15, 2013

Interdisciplinary Studies Student Earns Prestigious Udall Scholarship

Caroline Hansley of Hendersonville, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in agroecology and social entrepreneurship, has received the prestigious Morris K. Udall Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.