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Raja Schaar

Raja Schaar

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Raja Schaar, BSID, MAAE is an Industrial Designer and educator who currently holds a position as Lecturer and Design Instructor for the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at GA Tech and Emory University. Schaar teaches several engineering design courses and co-manages the BME machine shop. Over the past decade she has successfully guided biomedical engineering, industrial design, and beginning architecture students through a range of projects focused on: medical devices, interaction design, exhibition design, eco-design, biologically-inspired design, transportation, service design, and application development. She is an active product designer, museum exhibit designer, and art educator working with community organizations and Museums all over the Southeast. Her academic focus is on K-16 design pedagogy, innovation and entrepreneurship, human-centered design methodologies, and STEM education, and sustainability. She is passionate about getting girls excited about creative STEM careers.