(Windsor, Ontario) – Students from the St. Clair College's Interior Design and Graphic Design programs tested their knowledge and skills as they presented their designs and ideas for exhibit space for Canada South Science City on Friday.
The culmination of this seven-week project was presented and displayed at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.
This unlikely partnership started when the College's Interior Design Faculty Teresa Taylor was looking for a second year project for her students.
"For many years the interior design and graphic design students have teamed up to do their third-year project," explains Taylor. "I heard that Science City was looking for concepts and ideas for their new exhibit space and it seemed like a natural fit. The two programs bring together exactly what this project needed, a creative way to transform space into a centre that celebrates science."
Bill Baylis, President of the Board of Directors for Canada South Science City thinks this is a great fit.
"We are in the middle of procuring new space for our hands-on exhibits and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to engage students to explore new ideas that will enhance the Centre," says Baylis. "We were sad to have to put operations on hold for a few months, but we look forward to an exciting reopening with new and refreshed hands-on exhibits that engage and enlighten visitors curious about the wonders of science."
Taylor says she is excited by what she has seen from the student teams so far.
"I am thrilled with the caliber of ideas coming forward and the creativity and attention to detail that the students have put into their presentations," says Taylor.
The students also incorporated innovative 3D modelling and virtual reality software, making for some remarkable presentations.
"Science plays a central role in our lives both as individuals and as stewards of life on earth," says Baylis. "Canada South Science City well appreciates the importance of its mission to advance the understanding of science and its applications. This mission drives the development of the smart, innovative society needed for future adaptation, growth, and prosperity."