In the midst of a crazy week of exciting design exhibitions, events, and parties, we realized that thousands of students are on the verge of graduation. We truly believe that students provide us with a peek into the future of design, and we were impressed by Pratt’s student booth at Bklyn Designs, as well as their graduating students’ exhibition (look out for upcoming coverage). So this week we wanted to give a shout out to all the architecture, urban planning, industrial design, engineering, landscape architecture, and other design majors who are already pushing the sustainability and design envelope. CONGRATULATIONS to to all!

Urban Omnibus looks at Columbia architecture students’ Imagining Recovery competition, a design competition that examines how design and policy can work together.

Roger Live reports on MIT’s winning student team for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge of 2009.

Core77 features two unique post-it dispensers (one made of cork) designed by two students at the Ontario College of Art & Design.

MIT announces that Husk Insulation will receive their $200,00 Clean Energy Prize. The business converts agricultural waste into vacuum insulated panels.