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Volume 5, No 8 Information Technology News of the University of California, Davis Summer 1997

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Design Students Win Award

Three design students were awarded prizes in the 1997 Computer Integrated Textile Design Association Scholarship competition. This was the first year that UC Davis students entered the competition.

Undergraduates Lisette de Berry and Meriweather Engstrom and graduate student Johanna Escalante (MFA '97) created their contest entries in Emily DuBoisÕ Computer Integrated Textile Design course. DuBois is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Design.

De Berry and Engstrom worked together to design three related fabrics for a tropical hotel, creating a colorful storyboard that won second place in the Hotel Lobby category. The two received $1,000 and a travel stipend to the CAD Expo Conference, held in New York this month. Escalante received Honorable Mention and $500 for her fabric designs inspired by pre-Columbian motifs.

Participating schools included the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, North Carolina State University and others with top design programs. The winning fabrics will be exhibited at the awards ceremony at CAD Expo, as well as at a later conference in North Carolina.