Briana Yuh awarded 2012-13 Fulbright U.S. Student fellowship

April 20, 2012

Congratulations to Ohio State Design alumna Briana Yuh (VCD 2011), who was recently awarded a 2012-13 Fulbright U.S. Student Program fellowship to teach secondary school students and live in the region of Madrid, Spain, for one academic year. 

As Briana reports, "I will demonstrate that a creative environment and design problem-solving enhances work in any discipline. Outside the classroom, I will start a Creative and Visual Arts Club, much like Ohio State's Design Circle group. 

As with my senior thesis (sample image and description below), teaching abroad will be a way for me to educate students through new platforms and hands-on learning. The Fulbright award gives me the opportunity to combine my passion for teaching and facilitating cultural exchange with my purpose to make a difference in people's lives."

Senior thesis project - socially responsible design and teaching intersect

This is an example screen from an iPad application on the Modern History of Women and Femininity that empowers and educates the world to invest in women and girls. It is an interactive teaching tool that inspires people to empower women and girls in developing countries by investing in their education.

The application allows users to visually engage with historical content from different cultures. It enhances the learning experience with video, bold photography, music, world events, themes, and informative articles.