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Architecture and Design Students Attend Autodesk Bootcamp

Jeffrey Groves and Nora Hamade attended the Autodesk Bootcamp in San Francisco. Not pictured; Ian Siegel

For the third consecutive year, students from the College of Architecture and Design received invitations and scholarships to participate in the Autodesk Bootcamp held in San Francisco, California. Architecture student Ian Siegel of Kendall Park attended for the second time while Industrial Design student Jeffrey Groves of Princeton and Interior Design student Nora Hamade of Sparta each were first-time participants. NJIT was the only school with as many as three students in the program that included a total of twenty-three from sixteen different universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Penn State, Purdue, Virginia Tech, and others.

The School of Art + Design has been consistent in its leadership role in the application of information technology to the products and processes of design as it had the only representative from an industrial design program and, for the third year in a row, had the only interior design student invited to participate.

Students received intense instruction in Autodesk programs Revit and Inventor and were introduced to a variety of other applications that included Alias, Sketchbook Pro, Navisworks, and more. Additionally, they attended a variety of lectures about the future directions of technology and software applications in the design industries. The comprehensive program got the students out of the lab and lecture hall and into the city where they were able to see a number of architectural icons (like Mario Botta’s Museum of Modern Art) and attend a San Francisco Giants baseball game.

The program had two separate tracks: Architecture (which included civil engineering, construction, and interior design) and Mechanical Engineering (which included biomedical engineering, plastics engineering, and industrial design).