SASD Awards and Honors

Design students’ safety inventions win big at NY International Auto Show

Fri 6 April 2018 — Three University of Bridgeport (UB) students have won awards, including Grand Prize, at the New York International Auto Show for devices they invented to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe from vehicle mishaps. The students, all of whom are majoring in industrial design at UB’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, were awarded a total of…
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GD Senior Leachman finals in Photo Contest

Thu 12 Apr 2018 — Graphic Design senior Craig Leachman has placed in the finals of the Photographer's Forum 38th Annual College & High School Photography Contest. His color photograph, ABC Man, is in the finalist group. Over 12,000 photographs were entered by student photographers in the U.S and Canada, and around the world. His artwork will be published in…
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CADC honors 2017 SASD grad Rose DeLeon

Thu 29 Jun 2017 — Breaking news from the Connecticut Art Directors Club annual awards show held this past Thursday in Hartford: our 2017 SASD Graphic Design graduate Rose DeLeon won a Gold Award and a Judge's Award for her senior theis Hablando Español: Modismos, and she won a Silver Award for "I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me..." the…
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2017 IDSA Award goes to… Areum Song!

Tue 21 Mar 2017 — Areum Song is SASD's IDSA award winner for 2017! Presentations and judging were held in ABC (Arnold Bernhard Center) with an audience of over 50 students, faculty, and professional industrial designers. From a field of talented senior designers, Areum Song was selected to represent SASD in the annual regional competition, held this year Fri–Sat 31…
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Envision Kindness Contest — SASD Takes Two

Fri 10 Feb 2017 — Two groups of SASD graphic design students together took two awards in the 2016 Envision Kindness Student Film Contest. Led by instructor Lani Asuncion, both groups garnered votes and likes to take Second ($250 / $100) and Third ($125 / $100). Message of Kindness, created by Woojoo Shin and Taiwan Kim, won Second place and…
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2017 Annual IDSA Merit Awards

6:00pm Tue 21 Mar 2017 — IDSA Merit Awards presentations will be held for senior industrial design students in 708 ABC. Presentations of student work will be made to a jury of New York and Connecticut industrial designers, followed by discussions by the jury to award the best work. Awardees will represent the University of Bridgeport at the IDSA North…
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UB Student Platform Certified To Fly High

Mon 29 Aug 2016 — The Space Monkey designed by SASD industrial design students and UB engineering students is set to soar at the end of August 2016. Two SASD industrial design students got scholarships to further develop their design for a remote robotic sensor set that will let young Earth-bound students engage with it from the edge of space.…
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Connecticut Art Directors Club Awards SASD Seniors; Griffith Wins Five

Thu 23 Jun 2016 — The 41st CADC Annual Awards Show brought together work by graphic designers from all over Connecticut to compete for awards from the Connecticut Art Directors Club. One of those designers was SASD’s own Terrell Griffith, graduating senior in graphic design. Terrell swept the categories with his senior thesis work, “Practice Makes Better” book and website,…
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Soares Wins Again at CT Intercollegiate Business Plan Competition

Thu 22 Apr 2016 — Design Management student, Giovana Soares, won second place and overall best executive summary in the Connecticut Intercollegiate Business Plan Competition held on April 22 in New Haven! Her app, Rise n Prize rewards users for waking up on time. Giovana’s App idea was born after her co-worker, who always comes in late to work, told…
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SASD Students Finalists in Annual 48 Hour RePack Competition

2016 — Two teams of industrial and graphic design students were among ten finalist teams in the annual 48 hour Re-Pack competition for 2016. Re-Pack challenges students to reformulate packaging to better serve the product and to increase recycling and reduce waste in packages. In January 2016, two SASD at UB teams submitted solutions to packaging problems and each judged…
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