Learning doesn't have to slow down in the summertime. In fact, many Stuckeman students are taking the opportunity to participate in summer-session courses around the globe. Furthermore, numerous Stuckeman faculty members are leveraging their specialized regional and topical knowledge and experience to lead courses abroad.
The Architecture Department hosted the annual Kossman Design Thesis Reviews May 1-3, 2015. The reviews included presentations from fifth-year architecture students. The winner of this year's review was Laurie Mendez, with her thesis project, "El Barrio: Community & Housing as One." First Runner-Up was Allie Pladson, with her thesis, "Spill, 'A Cry for Hope'."
The goal of the Jared Box Project is to uplift the spirits of children in the hospital. The boxes themselves—as well as the project website and related materials—recently got a “lift” of their own, thanks to Penn State Graphic Design students Meagh Cafferty and Annie Seighman. After designing a new logo for the Jared Box Project as part of a class assignment, Cafferty and Seighman went on to volunteer their time to redesign the non-profit organization’s website and marketing materials.
Andrew Madl (fifth-year LArch) earned second prize in Penn State Libraries' Annual Library Award for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability and the Environment. Madl’s work and interest in design is heavily influenced by the artwork of Salvador Dali, with the goal of transforming everyday spaces into unique spatial experiences.