Building Projects

to make an impact


Each of our project teams consists of 4-5 students, in majors ranging from computer science, mechanical engineering, to even neuroscience and architecture. Project members go out in the field and work with users to identify real world problems and prototype solutions. Teams are supported by technical mentors, talented students who are committed to sharing their knowledge and helping projects move forward.

From these projects, our members gain real world technical experience and learn to think critically and creatively about tough problems. They also learn skills like CAD, graphic design, app and web programming, ethnographic research, project management, pitching, and human centered design. DFA empowers students to make an impact and provides the resources and collaborative environment to make it happen.

Past Projects






Current Projects

High School Empowerment

Food Access