Beth Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Design at The University of California Davis. She teaches sustainable design, furniture design and industrial design.

Interests: Product Design, Solar Engineering, Climate Change Solutions, Maker Spaces, Ecology, Sustainable Transportation, and Social Entrepreneurship

Currently, her design research focuses on charging stations for electric scooters and open source data logging for renewables and climate monitoring. Pairing theory and practice, her collaborative work on adaptation and urban resiliency planning includes the design of mobile emergency solar charging units and development of civic emoji symbols and 3D digital map topography tables for citizen climate change monitoring.

Recent News:

Designing Resiliency, College of Letters and Science
“Design Professors and Students Search for Sea Level Rise Solutions”
https://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/news-events/harcs-news/lasertalkfall.html

LASER Talk Shines Spotlight on Integration of Art and Science
https://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/news-events/harcs-news/lasertalkfall.html