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USD as a Living Laboratory

Bringing together students, faculty, staff, and the San Diego community, USD acts as a Living Laboratory – a conceptual framework that provides a test-bed for implementing innovative initiatives and piloting programs in order to find solutions to world-wide challenges. Starting at the university level allows us to scale up effective solutions to our global community.

Current Initiatives

Design Lab

A collaboration between the USD Changemaker Hub and the EIL where 21 students work on 1 of 3 projects to implement change at USD. 

Spring 2023 cohort projects:

1) Student org Ice Cream Social

2) Fostering Community Mural

3) Food For Thought: Tackling food insecurity on campus

4) Addressing fast fashion - Revamp Your Closet

5) Single Use Plastic Reduction

6) Weekend Tram Transportation

Changemaker Challenge 

USD Changemaker Hub is hosting the the Changemaker Challenge of 2021, Food 

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