Congratulations to Stephen Pennington and Ryan Geraghty

Author: Ann-Marie Conrado

We are excited to share some recent national and international success of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art, Art History & Design.

Stephen Pennington, MFA 2012 candidate in Industrial Design, was recently named a finalist in the international INDEX: Design to Improve Life Challenge 2010 sponsored by UNICEF and the Danish government. Stephen was the only American named to the seven students on the shortlist and will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark in February for a two day social design workshop with advisors, jury members and experts where a winner will be selected and awarded the highest monetary prize available in design today.

Ryan Geraghty, BFA 2012 candidate in Industrial Design, was recently awarded an Honorable Mention and cash prize in the 2010 International Home & Housewares 17th annual student design competition for his project ‘Bol’ a bowl design that both stacks and nests without the use of lids. The IHA competition attracts students from over 25 national and international industrial design programs. Notre Dame has an impressive win streak in this competition with students bringing a number of products to market after showcasing their award-winning product concepts to industry during the IHA convention held annually in March in Chicago.

Hats off to our students and congratulations on their success!