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Award-Winning Student Work

Vanessa Giraldo Ruiz, from the Interior Design Program, has been awarded the very prestigious Smith Group JEDI scholarship. Congratulations, Vanessa!

Learn more about the JEDI Scholarship

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Graphic Design Professors Win Big

Professor Yoon Chung Han has won the Silver Award in the Graphis 2022 International Protest Posters 2 Competition. Her work "14 days to 10000 years" will be included in Graphics Design Annual 2022 Publication. Congratulations, Professor Han!

See "14 days to 10000 years" here

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Graphic Design Professors Win Big

Lecturer Jean-Benoit Levy has won the Gold Award in the Graphis 2022 International Protest Posters 2 Competition for his poster "Coexistence" which focuses on how friendship is often held together by threads. Congratulations, Professor Levy!

See "Coexistence" here

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How Cool Is This?

Thesis student Justin Bruce Lee created an animated short film called "First Born", which was released on December 10, 2021, and has over 1,000,000 views!

Give "First Born" More Views Here!

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CYMK (Colors You May Know)

Professor David Chai's "CYMK (Colors You May Know)", short animation won second place at the MY HERO International Short Film Festival! Congratulations, Professor Chai!

See the full list of MY HERO awards here

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Professor San Fratello at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design

Professor San Fratello's 3D printed aromatics including the Coffee Coffee Pot and the Utah Tea Set, will be on display as part of the exhibit Living With Scents at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design this spring.

Learn more about the exhibit here

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Who Moved My Foam?

Professor Kohar Scott has published an article in the Industrial Design Society of America's Innovation magazine that discusses how SJSU students have been using CAD and 3D printing during the pandemic to level the educational playing field.

Learn more about this issue of Innovation here