Category Archives: Awards

Effective Access Technology Conference and product design competition

The 2015 Innovative Access Technology Product Competition is specifically designed to promote and advance early-stage effective access ideas. This competition is broadly defined in order to include almost all access technology stakeholders: faculty and student researchers; companies; and other individuals … Continue reading
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Unmentionable: Socio-Structural Discrimination of Incontinence; Engendering Dignity by Design

RIT’s Office of Graduate Studies has honored Brendan Gordon, a 2014 graduate of the Industrial Design program, as the first recipient of the Outstanding MFA Thesis Award. His thesis studied the stigma and outpatient treatment of adult urinary incontinence (UI). … Continue reading
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RIT Leadership Awards Winners

Please mark your calendars and join the RIT community as we celebrate RIT’s outstanding Industrial design student leaders, Hennah Abele and Emily Moore at the 2015 RIT Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 22nd. We congratulate Hennah and Emily on their … Continue reading
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Angela Corrado, 2015 RIT IDSA Student Merit Award Winner

Angela Corrado has been selected as the 2014 RIT-IDSA Student Merit Award winner. She will represent RIT at the Northeast District Conference in Boston, April 24-25, 2015. We congratulate Angela on her outstanding achievement and wish her best of luck … Continue reading
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‘Best poster’ at the 2014 Engineering and Product Design Conference

Amos Scully faculty recently received the award for ‘best poster’ at the 2014 Engineering and Product Design Conference this September by the Design Society of the UK. “The E&PDE conference will bring together representatives from education and industry who have … Continue reading
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2015 RIT ID GlassLab Fellowship Award Winner, Timothy Copeland

Congratulations to 2nd year Graduate Student, Timothy Copeland for being this year’s recipient of the CMoG GlassLab Design Fellowship. The GlassLab Design Fellowship provides TImothy with the opportunity to explore glass as a medium for rapid prototyping of ideas and … Continue reading
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The Interview Series: Angela Corrado

Angela Corrado, the brilliant Industrial Design candidate talks to RIT ID blog’s editor about her experiences during her study abroad in Germany and the first prize she won in the ToyDesign2020 competition. RIT ID-Design editor: We would like to know … Continue reading
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T-minus 151

237 students 151 hours 48 teams 1 industry sponsor RIT’s industrial design program successfully completed its second annual T-minus 151 design blitz. Held during the first week of the second semester, 48 student teams comprised of all levels of the … Continue reading
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RIT ID Juniors place at Housewares Design Competition

Brendan Babiarz and Evan Cincotta were awarded 1st and 3rd place, respectively, at the 22nd International Housewares Student Design competition. Brendan’s dog bed “Yawn” which offers a passive way of collecting shedding hair from dogs while they rest in their … Continue reading
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RIT ID Student Wins Digital Rochester Student Achievement Award

The College of Imaging Arts & Sciences 2014 Industrial Design graduate student Melika Alipour Leili, along with Management Information Systems’ 2014 graduate student Kevin Lewis, received the Student Achievement Award in Digital Rochester’s GREAT Awards 2014 on Tuesday for their … Continue reading
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Collab’s 2014 Design Excellence Award: Vitra

Rolf Fehlbaum has built Vitra, the Swiss office furniture company founded by his father in 1950, into one of the most innovative design firms in the world, not only for its products, but for the architecture of its own buildings … Continue reading
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ID Grad Students’ Project Featured on Yanko Design’s Website

Industrial Design graduate students Qunxi Huang and Yolegmma Marquez have had their Water Roll project featured on Yanko Design’s website. “There are many ideas out there, which are low-cost and effective in collecting water in rural and remote areas. These … Continue reading
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Bridget Sheehan takes on the GlassLab Fellowship

This past week recent MFA graduate, Bridget Sheehan, took part in the second annual GlassLab Fellowship. GlassLab is a collaboration between the RIT Industrial Design Department and the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and provides one student, Bridget, the opportunity … Continue reading
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Strong Arm Wins the New York Design Awards

New York Design Awards is a prestigious award given to the best design teams individually selected by a rigorous design panel. The StrongArm Team has won the Product Design category for the StrongArm Ergoskeleton. The team is incredibly happy and … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alum Hong Ying Guo Wins A’ Design Award

Former Industrial Design graduate student Hong Ying Guo has won the A’ Design Award in the Medical Devices category for his EpiShell Epinephrine Injector design, as well as an A’ Design Award in the Furniture Design category for his “Pillow … Continue reading
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Imagine Soap Team Takes First Place in State Business Plan Competition

RIT’s Imagine Soap team won first place in the New York Business Plan Competition in Albany. Imagine Soap, led by Brendan Gordon, an MFA student in Industrial Design from New Orleans, with teammates Jonathan Morris-Eppolito, an MBA student from Skaneateles, … Continue reading
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2014 RIT IDSA Student Merit Award Winner, Alexander Bennett

It is our pleasure to announce Alex Bennett as the 2014 RIT-IDSA Student Merit Award winner. Alex will represent RIT at the Northeast District Conference in NYC, May 15, 2014. We wish Alex the best of luck in New York! … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alumni Spencer Trafton Wins 2014 Red Dot Design Award

Spencer Trafton, 2010 RIT ID graduate, has been working at Brookstone since December 2012. The first product that he designed for Brookstone, a wine aerator, was given a Red Dot Design Award for 2014. Spencer was also involved in the … Continue reading
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2014 IDSA Student Merit Award Nominees

The Industrial Design faculty is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 IDSA Student Merit Award: -Melika Alipour Leili -Alexander Bennett -David Engell -Rebecca Freund -Wei Richard Luo -Kyra Wilson-Houck These students will present their work to the RIT … Continue reading
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T-Minus 151

T-Minus 151 is an intensive, one-week project rallying together all students of the RIT Industrial Design department. Working with an all-consuming deadline, this project dedicates students to mixed-year teams devoting their entire course load within the major to a single … Continue reading
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