Dell King, the visiting professor of the Industrial Design Senior Studio at Western Washington University, has donated $103,000 to establish a perpetually endowed scholarship for Industrial Design students.
The Dell King Industrial Design Scholarship Award will be given annually to the Western Industrial Design student who is the Industrial Designers Society of America Student Merit Award winner.
Nova Solar Glazing, Western Washington University’s team of business, chemistry, industrial design and electrical engineering students, was recently awarded the $15,000 Wells Fargo grand prize at the 2017 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) hosted by the University of Washington’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
Western Industrial Design student Matt Hoogestraat is standing in the middle of an oval shaped room with the sea stretched out around him in all directions. Around the exterior of the room are tables with odd designs hovering above them. Matt teleports from table to table, examining the designs until he finds one with his name on it and his designs above it.
While all of this is happening, Matt is sitting in the office of his professor, Jason Morris, motionless with a helmet and goggles on.
This is virtual reality.