Student Organizations

CogSci Student Association (CSSA)

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cssa-logo.pngThe UCSD Cognitive Science Student Association is a professional, academic, and social community for students with an interest in the multidisciplinary aspects of Cognitive Science. We hold a variety of events to deliver academic opportunities, help students discover the qualifications that Cognitive Science offers to the professional world, and build a social network for future career and educational development.


Design at UCSD

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designatucsd-logo.pngDesign at UCSD is a student-run community of designers focused on UX design, research, and design thinking, but we've also got an appreciation for all design fields and related disciplines. Our mission is “to establish an open community of aspiring designers, to inspire creative confidence, and to ease students into industry”.

Design for America (DFA)

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dfa-logo.pngDesign for America is a student organization dedicated to using human-centered design for local social innovation. Students work in interdisciplinary project teams focused on designing a solution for a specific problem within a broader social issue. Members of DFA go out into the community to interview potential users and stakeholders, have energetic brainstorm sessions, prototype to bring ideas to life, gain more empathy for others, and feel more connected to their local community.