May 23, 2013
Message from the Department Head
Congratulations to our MIAPD graduates! Several students were recognized during the ceremony for their contributions and achievements with awards:
Bronze Medal of Tau Sigma Delta: Alexis Kiel
ARCC King Medal: Erin Hurd for her Master's Thesis entitled "THE URBAN SCHOOL: EDUCATION DESIGN & ITS EFFECT ON INNER CITY STUDENTS"
THE JACK C. DURGAN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AWARD:Erin Hurd
THE OUTSTANDING PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD (2 awards given this year): Ryan Goetsch and Darcy McDonough
THE OUTSTANDING FURNITURE DSIGN AWARD: Joshua Burkhart
THE JAMES DUBOIS OUTSTANDING GRADUATING SENIOR AWARD: Alexis Kiel
THE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & PRODUCT DESIGN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD (2 awards given this year):Jaimie Tosh and Kyle Emme
THE EUGENE T. McGRAW SCHOLASTIC AWARD: Alexis Kiel
A remarkable group of students are now poised to become an incredibly supportive alumni group! Our best wishes to you.
News and Events
We are currently engaged in the first Innovation Boot Camp, a multi-disciplinary intersession course involving students from IAPD, LARCH, Entrepreneurship, and Industrial Systems and Manufacturing Engineering. The three-week course is being co-taught by Professors Dave Richter-O'Connell (IAPD), Kendra Ordia (IAPD), Chad Jackson (ENTR), and Dr. Margaret Rys (ISME). Look for more news on this front!
Competitions and More Awards
The annual KCADDR Furniture Design Judging occurred during finals week. Ten judges gave of their time to review the works created by 3rd year, 4th year, and 5th year students. Cash prizes were awarded to the following students:
Large Furniture Category
1st place: Audrey George
2nd place: Katherine Ortbals
3rd place: Kyle Emme
Small Wood Items
1st place: Veronika Adamova
2nd place: Aaron Bisch
3rd place: Teague Peak
4th place: Elizabeth Stadterman
Thank you to KCADDR for your continued support of this competition!
News of Alumni
Adam Stover named one of Building Design & Construction's 40 Under 40 for 2013! http://www.bdcnetwork.com/40Under40_2013