Rochester Institute of Technology industrial design students came away with a major award from the 2016 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. RIT’s Metaproject 06 booth received the ICFF Editors’ Award—Best School, which recognizes innovative designs at ICFF. Five editors canvassed more than 700 booths on two floors of the Javits Convention Center to determine this year’s winners.
Pratt Institute is one only of a handful of universities selected in 2016 to participate in NASA’s eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge—part of the space agency’s goal to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and to Mars in the 2030s.
ID is the focus of a new summer camp for middle and high school students near Detroit. Henry Ford College in Dearborn, MI is offering students ages 14 to 17 the chance to gain the design and technical skills needed to excel in the field of industrial design in the camp led by TechShop Detroit.
Georgia Tech has renamed its College of Architecture, the College of Design, and calls the new name "a better reflection of our academic diversity; a more accurate description of what drives our research; and an idea that unites all five schools in the college."
More than two dozen industrial design students in Iowa State University's College of Design are teaming up with a recreational facility in Urbandale, IA that serves people with special needs—to design adaptive sports equipment. Several of the Iowa State students also are going the extra mile to volunteer at Courage League to better understand the athletes.