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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Student Day at FM Global

Friday April 17th a group of Interior Architecture students visited 

Many schools participated, University of Rhode Island, University of New Haven, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, University of Hartford.  We were able to tour the four main laboratories where FM Global scientists and engineers work on Fire Technology, Natural Hazards, Electrical Hazards, and Hydraulics.

Hardhats and safety glasses! 

This demonstration was analyzing the impact of wind blown debris in a hurricane.

We were able to observe an earthquake simulation on the shake table. 

 The students were able to view a warehouse fire, simulated  wind damage, inventory breakage due to natural disasters such as an earthquake, and a dust explosion seen below!

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Congratulations Nicolette Gordon -- Senior Interior Design Student!

Congratulations Nicolette Gordon -- Senior Interior Design Student!

Students in Mount Ida College’s Interior Design Program understand the importance of gaining hands-on, practical experience in the industry. Nicolette Gordon, a senior, recently took advantage of one such opportunity at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter’s Student Portfolio Day on March 27. At the event, she won third place, receiving a $200.00 gift card, for her portfolio against other undergraduate and graduate interior design students in New England.

There were over 40 other interior design students participating  including six of her classmates. All of the students learned how to create a portfolio in their Portfolio Presentation course taught by, Interior Design Professor Stephanie Scheivert.  On the day of the event, IIDA offered portfolio reviews, which were evaluated on format, layout and design.

In photo Nicolette Gordon holding her certificate and her $200.00 gift card with Interior Design Professor Stephanie Scheivert. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sustainable Materials Fair

On March 30th, the Mount Ida USGBC and IDS hosted a sustainable materials fair. We were so pleased with the outcome and thankful for the generosity of our attending vendors who donated not only their time and knowledge but also brought door prizes for students to win! It was a fun and very informative event and we are planning on making it annual. Some of the vendors included; ASID, IIDA, Benjamin Moore, Donghia, Armstrong, Teragren, and Marble and Granite Inc. 

Leah Truesdell- USGBC President & IDS Treasurer
 Melissa Pastore- USGBC President

Aubrey Bedard- IDS President
Kathleen Monohan- USGBC secretary
Danielle Demers- IDS secretary

Philips, Color Kinetics Showroom Visit

On March 24th the sophomore lighting design class took a trip to visit the Philips, Color Kinetics office space and showroom, they were given a tour of the office space and walked through the process of designing a light for Color Kinetics. The showroom had an impressive display and the students were given a presentation to learn more about LED lighting. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

IDEC Beginning Young: Introducing Interior Design To Youth

Please enjoy one of the creative and fun submissions created by two of our very talented Interior Design seniors Domeny Anderson and Nicolette Gordon.   

Beginning Young: Introducing Interior Design To Youth
2015 Video Competition
The deadline was February 6, 2015
The Theme
Interior Design as a profession may not be on the radar for the typical middle or high school student, and if it is, there is much misinformation out there about what we actually do. How can we inform teenagers and pre-teens about the interior design profession and what interior designers do? This video competition seeks compelling entries that will engage students to learn and think differently about interior design. In the past, videos from this competition have been used to truly make an impact! The resulting videos of the competition could be used by school teachers and career counselors as they introduce our profession to their students. We hope that such educational videos will benefit interior design education, the public's understanding of the impact and importance of interior design, and ultimately the profession itself.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sustainable Materials Fair

On Monday, March 30th USGBC and IDS will be hosting a Sustainable Materials Fair from 12-2 in The New England Institute. Local design reps and professionals will have displays set up and will be there to talk with students. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mount Ida College Participates in Enable by Design in DC

Graduate and undergraduate Interior Design students participated in Enabled by Design-A-Thon in Washington D.C. last month.
Interior Design Professor Stephanie Scheivert joined the full time faculty at Mount Ida College September 2014 and wasted no time working with student activities receiving a grant that funded this wonderful civic engagement opportunity. 

Mount Ida participants were split into different groups for the two day challenge and worked with several other design professionals, marketing specialists, educators, engineers and many other disciplines. Each team came up with a solution or product for a particular incapability or a product that could be used by all users but had specific problems in mind that needed to be solved.
The entire weekend was very fun and rewarding. The students and faculty enjoyed not only working with Google and United Cerebral Palsy DC, but also enjoyed exploring Washington D.C. as well.

At the Google Corporate Offices, where the Design-ATHON took place. Google was a wonderful host and had an inspiring office that the interior design students highly admired.

The first night in D.C., participants of the Design-ATHON gathered at the MLK Library for an introduction to the event and to hear from inspiring professionals who are enabled by design every day. That night set the tone for the rest of the weekend and how important we are as designers.

 Graduate student Ani Moushigian and her team brainstorming during the Design-ATHON.

Mount Ida students working hard and having fun! Designers rule the world!
 Aprilyn Arca, Christina Gedick, Noel Torres and Ani Moushigian