2015 Fall – INDD580 – IDSA St Louis Chapter ‘Bragging Rights’ competition ‘Science Corner’


  • Prof Huw THOMAS

Contact – 6 hours per week – Semester start to October 24th, 2015 | 8 weeks

We won this in 2014, so keen to retain that win this year.

Established 3 teams of 5 students each – providing a team size that allows / requires input from all team members.

I worked to ensure we had three very different levels of solution (ambition) being pitched, to maximize our (KU’s) chances of a win.

Due to my liaison with IDSA Chair in St Louis, we were allowed to enter all three teams – originally, it was capped to two per institute.


The development of site proposals for a 42,000 square foot external space, to promote ‘science’ and community engagement. Area is owned / managed by St Louis Science Center.

Huw Thomas’s input included:

  • Spheron SceneCenter audit of Science Corner
  • Publication of above onto ID Studio PC system
  • Blackboard Support – solely responsible for Blackboard VLE content
  • Liaison with IDSA St Louis representatives – Chairman / Dept Chairman
  • Liaison with Senior Director of Community Science Department and Manager of Teen Ambassadors & Outreach, Saint Louis Science Center
  • Payment of team entry fee ($150 – reimbursed by KU IDSA Student Chapter)
  • Project mentoring / support
  • Attendance of presentation event – 24th October, 2015

Class Assessment

Huw THOMAS – exclusively

Associated Press Releases

None to date – although we won again in 2015! Article here

Sample Work – Three teams of 5 students

Final Poster_WP_2K

Above : Team 2’s poster – although not placed, design was highly commended by jurors…