Engineering, Graphic Design Students Team Up for First, Second Place at RadTech

Monday, May 7, 2012

With the technological help of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering students, Graphic Design students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences won both first and second place April 30-May 2 in poster competition at RadTech, the world's largest event dedicated to the educational, technical, and scientific advancement of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies, held in Chicago.

Graphic Design students Jared Williams received first place and Katie Harrington received second place in the poster competition.

Ten graduate students in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering collaborated with the Graphic Design students to help them understand photopolymerization chemistry and technology as they developed the visuals and content for their poster submissions. They are Brian Dillman, Gbenga Ajiboye, and Sage Schissel, advised by Julie Jessop, professor; Hajime Kitano, advised by Alec Scranton, professor and dean; and Clint Cook, Brad Forney, Brad Tuft, Kristan Sorenson, Jon Scholte, and Todd Thorson, advised by Allan Guymon, professor.

There were 10 students in the Graduate Graphic Design Workshop course.

Earlier in the semester, Jessop coordinated the collaboration between the photopolymerization research groups and the group of graphic design students to work on submissions to the poster competition.  The activity supports the College of Engineering's strategic initiative in arts synergy.

The membership of RadTech International comprises nearly 250 companies, including corporations such as Boeing, Ford, 3M, DuPont, and DSM.