Category Archives: Awards

C7712DA: RIT Student Recognition

Several RIT Industrial Design students have received recognition from the Core77 2012 Design Awards. C7712DA recognizes excellence in all areas of design enterprise, celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners. RIT MFA Graduate, Sandra … Continue reading
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iF Concept Design Ceremony

Industrial design graduate students Danwei Ye, Jason Liu, and computer graphic design grad student Yakun Zhang recently received two awards for “Best 100″, at the iF Concept Design Awards ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on May 31st. The team was awarded … Continue reading
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IDSA Northeast District Conference

August Kawski, the winner of the RIT’s 2012 IDSA Student Merit Award, and approximately twenty other RIT ID students traveled to Philadelphia for IDSA’s Northeast District Conference on April 13-14. August and the Merit Award winners from ten other design … Continue reading
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iF Concept Design Award 2012

Congratulations to industrial design grad students Yu Liu, Danwei Ye, and computer graphic design grad Yakun Zhang for winning two, “Best 100” iF Concept Design 2012 Awards. The team was awarded for their concept designs on The Backbone and Acoustic-Optical … Continue reading
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NCIIA Best Cutting Edge Innovation: Strong Arm

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s (NCIIA) Open Minds student competition winners for best cutting edge innovation are RIT’s team of Justin Hillery and Sean Petterson. This is the first time in the 16 year history of the conference … Continue reading
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2012 IDSA Student Merit Award at RIT

Congratulations to the winner August Kawski, of the RIT 2012 IDSA Student Merit Award, and to all the other nominees, for their outstanding presentations on Friday evening: Ben Hudson, Chen Guo Wei, Katherine Sears, Rob Guglielmo and Will Alusitz. A … Continue reading
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American Packaging Corp. Competition

Students from Industrial Design, Packaging Science, and Graphic Design teamed up to re-work several Wegmans product packages in a competition sponsored by American Packaging Corporation. Juice containers, sauces and laundry detergent, were designed to be more eye-appealing, sustainable and easier … Continue reading
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Metaproject02: Winners and Runners-up

Congratulations to everyone who participated to make Metaproject02 a success. Winner in Glass: – Thomas Zogas Winner in Industrial Design: – Daniel Ipp Runners-up in Glass: – Karen Mahardy – Surim Lee – Allyson Klopp – Jasper Signer – Namdoo … Continue reading
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The Strong Arm Lifting System

RIT students Sean Petterson (Senior Industrial Design) and Justin Hillery (Senior Multidiciplinary Studies), were recently awarded patents for their new invention, the Strong Arm. Both students sat down with Professor Chance Glenn (host of Intelligent Conversations) to discuss their invention … Continue reading
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RIT’s Shark Tank Winner: The Kinetic Beacon

Industrial Design sophomore Alexander Bennett and Management Information Systems junior Christopher Burton were recently selected as 1st place winners in RIT’s Shark Tank Exhibition, sponsored by the Saunders College. The students received a $2,000 prize for their concept and prototype … Continue reading
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RIT Students Invent Back-Saving Vest

Sean Petterson, an Industrial Design senior & Justin Hillery on the News with their strong arm project done a CSI. The accomplishments of the Strong Arm project: -Runner up NY state business plan competition -1st place at RIT’s business plan … Continue reading
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Paula Garcia: A McNair Scholar

This past summer I did federally funded research through the McNair Scholars Program. My research focus was the splints used by spinal cord injury patients. I worked with Professor Kim Sherman to improve the product’s function, pricing, and safety. The … Continue reading
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Industrial Design Seniors’ 90-Second Laptop Disassembly Among Top Projects in International E-Waste Design Contest

Congratulations Joe & Isaac for winning 2nd place!! June 7, 2011 by Kelly Downs Watch the winning video – “Dismantle” Two industrial design students from Rochester Institute of Technology, Isaac Alves and Joseph Lapke, won second place in the 2011 … Continue reading
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Industrial Design Professor Lobos and The Golisano Institute of Sustainability awarded $25,000 from AT&T

Callie Babbitt (GIS), Gabrielle Gaustad (GIS) and Alex Lobos (CIAS) have received a grant from AT&T’s Technology and Environment Awards Program. This program selects up to three proposals each year and supports them in stimulating interdisciplinary research involving environmental issues, … Continue reading
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Metaproject Winners posted on Core77

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Student Teams Win American Packaging Corp. and Kraft Design Challenge

Design and packaging students combine distinctive skills to improve product packages Feb. 15, 2011 by Michelle Cometa (RIT University News) Using their combined skills in graphic design, industrial design and packaging science, Rochester Institute of Technology students won top honors … Continue reading
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Scott Wilson ’91 designs iPod Watch

From article written by Debra Black (thestar.com): “It didn’t take Scott Wilson long to come up with the idea: an iPod nano wristwatch.  He started working on it almost as soon as Steve Jobs announced the new iPod nano, which … Continue reading
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WE HAVE A WINNER!

Challenged to create a Tabletop Accessory Set, inspired by Alessi and target, eighty four students from nine regional universities responded with intelligent, distinctive, and occsionally whimsical solutions. Jae Ho Seo, a graduate student in the Industrial Design program was the … Continue reading
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Jae Ho Seo, graduate student, awarded "Furniture Design Award for Academic Excellence" at the Danish Institute this summer

This past summer, Jae studied furniture design at the  Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), affiliated with the University of Copenhagen, and a study abroad program in the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at RIT.  More than 50 American … Continue reading
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IDSA Education Honors Award, 2009

RIT Design Educator and Webster Resident Honored with IDSA Education Honors Award, 2009. Alan Reddig, industrial design lecturer in RIT’s School of Design and a resident of Webster, won the Industrial Designers Society of America Education Honors Award at the … Continue reading
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