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Ben Pipitone holding his 1st place Trophy in the Robert Bruce Thompson Lighting Competition.

Industrial Design Students Awarded in National Lighting Design Competition Sep 6, 2023

A group of 28 students from Applied Design, led by Associate Professor of Industrial Design and Assistant Chair of Applied Design, Michael Rall, recently participated in the highly acclaimed Robert Bruce Thompson Lighting Design Competition, showcasing their exemplary skills and innovative design concepts. The annual competition aims to promote education and awareness in the field of light fixture design.

During the 9-week project, each student took on the challenge individually, developing their unique lighting concept for a chain restaurant. The students embarked on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship, immersing themselves in the world of design and exploring materials, scale, and functionality.

Stella Harden '19 '20, an alumna of the geography undergraduate and graduate programs, and Sally Ruckterstuhl, a senior industrial design student from Charlotte, were hired as project interns.

App State students collaborate with Kings Mountain National Military Park Apr 3, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Between 2021 and 2022, two students from the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences and College of Fine and Applied Arts collaborated with staff at Kings Mountain National Military Park (KIMO) to develop digital media presentations and activities to enhance KIMO’s digital content for both in-person and online visitors.

App State students Alli Lackey and Jasmine McElroy designed this display for Frito Lays.

App State Students in Frito Lay Design Challenge Oct 26, 2022

App State students Alli Lackey and Jasmine McElroy recently won the 2022 PAVE Frito Lay Student Design Challenge by designing a point of purchase display for Frito-Lay branded snacks like Lays, Tostitos, Doritos, and Cheetos.

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