Category Archives: Awards

Housewares International Design Competition: 3rd place and honorable mention goes to RIT-ID Juniors

Congratulations to Audrey Kirk and Beatriz Alvarez for placing among the top projects in the 2014 edition of the International Housewares Student Design competition. Audrey’s contemporary corn broom, Maize, took 3rd place, which includes $1000 and a trip to Chicago … Continue reading
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2013 RIT Tiger Tank Winner: StaxPax

For the third year in a row, an Industrial Design student has proudly won RIT’s Tiger Tank, previously known as RIT’s Shark Tank. RIT Industrial Design student Gino Santaguida was selected last week as first place winner in the 2013 … Continue reading
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Congrats to IDEA 2013 Bronze Award Winners

Congratulations to IDEA 2013 Bronze Award Winners, and RIT ID Graduate Students, Xiaoxiao Pu, Zimo Pan and Lei Hong! Their product, Mua-Mi is a breast pump that provides an easy, convenient and comfortable way to pump milk. It features a … Continue reading
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RIT ID Alum Dan Ipp Celebrated in the Core77 International Design Awards

RIT ID Alum, Dan Ipp, was recently celebrated in the Core77 International Design Awards as a Student Runner Up in the Furniture and Lighting category. Ipp’s piece, Illuminated Side Table, is made entirely of glass. The table is comprised of … Continue reading
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David Strauss takes on the GlassLab Fellowship

This past week recent MFA graduate, David Strauss, took part in the first annual GlassLab Fellowship. GlassLab is a collaboration between the RIT Industrial Design Department and the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and provides one student, David, the opportunity … Continue reading
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RIT Student Innovation Challenge Grant Program

The RIT Student Innovation Grant Program is designed to assist students and student teams in advancing innovation-related projects with small seed grants. Some of these projects may be invention-oriented, some may develop unique products/services, and others may provide socially-oriented services. … Continue reading
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2013 RIT ID GlassLab Fellowship Award Winner, David Strauss

Congratulations to graduating Graduate Student, David Strauss, on being awarded the first annual GlassLab Fellowship! The GlassLab Design Fellowship provides David with the opportunity to explore glass as a medium for rapid prototyping of ideas and participate in a two-day … Continue reading
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2013 RIT IDSA Student Merit Award Winner, Nick Colville

The winner of the 2013 IDSA Student Merit Award at RIT is Nick Colville. Congratulations to Nick, and to all the nominees, for their fine presentations. Special thanks to the jury of design professionals for their support of the program’s … Continue reading
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RIT ID GlassLab Design Fellowship Award

Immediately prior to the Design Conversations lecture with August de los Reyes on Monday, March 18th, at 4:45pm, an announcement of the RIT ID student recipient for the first GlassLab Fellowship will be made. You could be the winner, so … Continue reading
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IDSA Student Merit Award Nominees

Six senior students in RIT’s Industrial Design Program have been nominated by the faculty as candidates for RIT’s IDSA Student Merit Award for the 2013 IDSA Student Merit Award. The following students will present their work to a jury of … Continue reading
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2013 RIT Shark Tank Winner: Turas

RIT Industrial Design students Angela Corrado and Alex Dupont along with teammates Jared Rube and Steven Asselanis were selected this past Wednesday as 1st place winners in the 2013 RIT Shark Tank Competition, sponsored by the Saunders College. The students … Continue reading
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RIT Outstanding Teaching Award: Alan Reddig

The RIT Industrial Design department salutes Senior Lecturer Alan Reddig, for being selected to receive the 2012-2013 Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty. The Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty recognizes excellence in teaching by non-tenure-track teaching faculty at RIT … Continue reading
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Metaproject 03: Winners and Runners-up

The Metaproject 03 Student Design Competition event was held this past Thursday, February 8th in the Center for Student Innovation at RIT. Each student presented their concepts for a universal toy to AREAWARE, world-renowned avant-garde accessories manufacturer. Each student was … Continue reading
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2012 GOOD DESIGN Award: Josh Owen

Congratulations to Josh Owen, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Industrial Design, who has won a 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award for his work on the WC Line for Kontextur. Owen’s products were recognized in this years BATH AND ACCESSORIES category. … Continue reading
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NYSP2I R&D: 2nd Annual Student Competition Award

Congratulations to ID Graduate students Cong Yao and JongSoo Gang, who were awarded $2000 in the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute 2nd Annual Student Competition. They are working on a project led by Assistant Professor Alex Lobos, that is looking to … Continue reading
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Design for (Your) Product Lifetime Student Challenge: 1st Place Goes To RIT Students

Congratulations to RIT students Gabriel Nicasio, Praneeth Pulusani and John Zakrzewski, the 1st place winners of the Design for (Your) Product Lifetime Student Challenge presented by Autodesk. Their design for “The Easy Access Computer Monitor”, was one of two first … Continue reading
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RIT School of Design Ranked #11 in the World

Business Insider recently conducted a survey of art directors and product designers to come up with the top design schools in the world. The results of the survey lead to The World’s 25 Best Design Schools, which ranked RIT’s School … Continue reading
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IDSA Student Chapter Recognition: Thought@Work

The IDSA has highlighted RIT as the student chapter of the month for November. This prestigious selection was due in part to the hard work and success of the Thought @ Work student conference that took place in October. Aaron … Continue reading
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Strong Arm Wins Again

ID Senior, Sean Petterson, and his business partner, Justin Hillery, are continuing to win awards for the Strong Arm Lifting System. The duo were among the top four at the MassChallenge entrepreneurship competition, and received a $100,000.00 Diamond Prize. Their … Continue reading
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Scott Wilson receives a National Design Award

Scott Wilson, class of ’91, the founder and principal of Chicago-based design firm MNML, has a portfolio that reflects the zenith of American design. This is confirmed by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, which recently bestowed upon Wilson a … Continue reading
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