SASD Awards and Honors

GD Senior Kilburn Takes Illustration Prize

Fri 15 Apr 2016 — Senior graphic design student Eric Kilburn took first prize in Grand Circle Gallery's 5th Annual Student Travel Poster Design Competition. The travel poster assignment and competition is part of SASD professor Rick McCollum's Illustration class. Based on the assignment — to capture the essence of the chosen destination’s culture — the judges selected the top…
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2016 Annual IDSA Merit Awards

Tues 12 Apr 2016 — The annual IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) awards for outstanding work by senior industrial design students were presented on Tuesday evening in ABC. Presentations of student work were made by students and faculty in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, followed by discussions by the jury to award the best work. Judges from the NYC and CT…
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Design Management Students Win Big at 2016 Faculty Research Day

Apr 2016 – UB Faculty Research Day is a premiere academic event on campus, providing a venue at which the diverse array of research undertaken over the past academic year, by faculty and students is showcased. It is an opportunity to show innovative ideas from the school of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Engineering,…
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SASD Wins at 2015 Auto Show

Fri 10 Apr 2015 — Three SASD industrial design students won big at the New York International Auto Show at the Javitts Center. Runya Sun, an industrial design major at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport, won the Grand Prize at the 2015 New York International Auto Show today and two other SASD students…
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SASD Wins at CADC 2015

Sat 25 Apr 2015 — At Saturday's Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) annual student conference, two SASD students took home half of the awards. SASD '16 Terrell Griffith (second from left, above) won the Portfolio Scholarship for Graphic Design, and SASD '15.5 Hacksung Lee (at far right, above) took home an Honorable Mention for Illustration. The 2015 Connecticut Art Director's…
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SASD Interior Design team takes first in research competition

Fri 27 Mar 2015 — Three SASD interior design students took first place in the UB Faculty Research Day's student poster competition. Luke DeRosa was lead author, with Talissa Traverso and Savari Divine. Their poster is titled "Building Green" sustainability is a concept of great concern in current day. Data suggesting our lack of sustainability has already begun wreaking havoc…
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2015 48-hour repack challenge top ten!

Tue 24 Mar 2015 — SASD junior graphic designers Terrell Griffith, Joe Giampaoli, Michael Christiano, and TJ Sallah submitted their Band+Aid repack concept, model (above), and video to the 2015 48 Hour Re-Pack Student Design Competition: SASD 48 Hour Re-pack » and placed in the top ten of all teams nationwide. Final top three will be revealed at the IoPP…
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Dale Shepard, SASD ID Junior, Featured in Knightlines

UPDATE: Dale is featured in the University's Knightlines alumni magazine — see and read a PDF about his experience with PENSOLE! Fri 18 July 2014 — Dale Shepard will study athletic footwear design in Portland Oregon on scholarship at the PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship from Monday 21 July to Friday 15 August 2014. The design course is a hands-on, 4-week…
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Vanessa Strubbe, SASD ID student, makes the Times

Tue 29 July 2014 — Vanessa Strubbe, a senior Industrial Design student at SASD, is helping make a difference and the NYTimes noticed. She's working with a team to invent new and inexpensive ways to give growing but disabled children furniture that they can use to meet their peers at eye level or to supplement weakened posture. As the children…
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