Fighting For Opportunity

Fighting For Opportunity Fighting For Opportunity

Industrial Design Combined with a Commitment to Social Responsibility Can Build a Better World and Transform a Culture

Where do we begin to build a better world? For Notre Dame students, it all starts with a design. A design informed by entrepreneurial spirit, an international outlook, and a commitment to social responsibility.

Through the Notre Dame in Nepal program, students of Industrial Design Professor Ann-Marie Conrado are improving lives by sharing their expertise to help create jobs and successful businesses, and also be designing innovative prototypes for new products to make life easier and safer.

Through collaboration with local artisans to develop fair trade products, they are lifting people out of poverty and contributing to a flourishing global market for handcrafted goods, all while creating opportunities for a brighter tomorrow in communities and villages in Nepal and around the world.

What Would You Fight For?

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series, now in its seventh season, showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.