And the Vilcek Prize goes to…(1/28/2014)

We are proud to announce that our alumna and Visiting Scholar Yasaman Hashemian is a 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Foundation prize for Creative Promise in design.


“I grew up in a country with a very dry education system,” says Yasaman Hashemian of Iran. “It was not interactive; it was not joyful; and perhaps worst of all, it was often boring.” Outside the classroom was an entirely different world, however. With the encouragement of her parents, she spent many happy hours involved in outdoor activities, exercise, arts, and handcrafts, activities that taught her the importance of “healthy living practices, creativity, and teamwork.” Yet both experiences proved valuable, as together they would serve as the underpinning of Ms. Hashemian’s career as an interactive media designer [Read More]