Promising business ideas earn student entrepreneurs $20,000 from K-State Launch
MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University competition has awarded 16 students and 10 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money. Among those awards was a $5,000 prize to Rebecca Keating, master's student in interior architecture & product design, Adrian, Missouri, for her business, Rekreative Design. The business provides quick and accurate body geometry scans of individual motorcyclists, which are then used to design custom body armor solutions unique to both the rider and the rider's position on his or her current motorcycle. Keating will be studying abroad in spring 2017 and elected not to participate in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge.
The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration and is open to all students and majors in the university. In total, 212 student teams representing every college at Kansas State University entered the competition this year by submitting a feasible written plan, which was used to narrow the field to the 10 best startup ideas. MORE
Interior architecture & product design students win International Interior Design Association Haute Couture Award
K-State students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's interior architecture & product design department won the International Interior Design Association's Color + Couture competition's Haute Couture award on Oct. 22.
Color + Couture is an International Interior Design Association sponsored event that partners firms and university groups with manufacturers to create a garment design using products provided by the manufacturer in relation to a theme.[MORE]
Interior architecture & product design graduate wins in national furniture design competition
Zachary Manual, a 2016 graduate from the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's interior architecture & product design program at K-State, was selected as the winner of the seating division at the 2016 Design Emphasis Student Furniture Design Competition. Manual submitted his work in his last semester prior to graduating. [MORE]
Interior architecture & product design graduate students and professor to present research at upcoming conference
Caleb Amundson and Alexandra Marschman, graduate students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's interior architecture & product design department, both from Shawnee; associate professor Vibhavari Jani; and industry partner Andrew Kim of Steelcase will present their research at the upcoming Society of College and University Planning conference in fall 2016. [MORE]