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Friday, Dec 11, 2020

12:00 — 3:00 pm

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From civil action to space exploration, our students have been working on radically relevant projects throughout the Fall semester.

Join us on Friday, December 11, for the College of Arts, Media and Design’s Fall 2020 Honors in the Discipline Presentations! Students will walk through their amazing, self-directed work and an opportunity for audience questions will follow each session. Whether you plan on tuning in for the entire event or for specific presentations, we invite and encourage you to help us celebrate each of our students.

 


Schedule of Events

12:00 – 12:30 P.M. | STUDENT CIVIL ACTION
BY SHANNON REILLY – ART + DESIGN (PROF. MARGARITA BARRIOS PONCE)

Shannon researched Boston Public School students taking Civic Action around different social issues. Guided by the problem statement: “How might we help BPS students feel empowered to have an impact on social issues they are passionate about?” and inspired by the overwhelming amount of social media use around social issues, Shannon envisioned a platform that would be similar to a social media site but filtered around civic action. The platform aims to bring together students  working on civic projects in order to make a larger impact.

 

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. | WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT NOW?
BY KAITLYN BUDION – JOURNALISM (PROF. CARLENE HEMPEL)

There are 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Several others have been proposed, but never made it in. And only one of those proposed amendments reached the final state for ratification in 2020: the Equals Rights Amendment, or the ERA. There has been recent news coverage of the ERA, but nothing has explored its history and impact in-depth. So, Kaitlyn created a website with multiple stories looking into the history of the ERA, the support for it now, its legal challenges and implications, and the racist consequences of the women’s rights movement’s continued prioritization of its passage.

 

1:00 – 1:30 P.M. | LIFESTYLE BY LEAH

BY MEGAN BARRETT – ART + DESIGN (PROF. MARGARITA BARRIOS PONCE)

Megan’s project focuses on how to build, promote, and expand a brand within the student athlete community. Combining lessons from entrepreneurship and design classes with real coop experiences, Megan is able to develop a brand people can recognize. Built with Muscle offers everything a brand needs; from a brand guideline book, to a promotional video, website and social media presence.

 

1:30 – 2:00 P.M. | SPACE BOUND
BY YUHONG SU – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND DESIGN (PROF. NATHAN FELDE)

Space Bound aims to creatively gain more access of aerospace studying for future generations especially college students who are enthusiasts. The aerospace industry has been associated with the scientists and wealthy for a long time; nonetheless, the right to explore space should be equivalently important for the youth who love the universe with great passion. Thus, Space Bound is a campaign that aims to change the traditional dynamics in aerospace industry by offering opportunity of aerospace education to college students through collaboration. By introducing the nature, intention, and feasible solutions of Space Bound and updating the progress on Kickstarter.com continuously, the campaign would gradually foster a unique educational community that is beneficial for both of students and aeronautical institutions.

 

2:00 – 2:30 P.M. | REALITIES UNSEEN
BY OLIVIANNE IRIARTE – ART + DESIGN (PROF. DARYL SMITH)

Olivianne explores the concept of change and how it was brought to the forefront of our lives during the 2020 pandemic. With our world completely coming to a halt, our everyday routines were stripped down to the basics, unveiling what we are truly capable of as human beings. We were left to rely merely on the abilities of the human essence. So the question at hand is: who have we become as the result of change? The words that come to mind, which are shared by people all over the world, are patience, resilience, transformation, unpredictability and reinvention. Through graphic design and other mediums, Olivianne showcases a visual exploration pf patience, resilience, transformation, unpredictability and reinvention, tying it together to display core aspects of our shared realities and our unseen realities.