2017 Sponsor: Ganondagan
Design Challenge: Students focused on the user experience when visiting this historical Native American site. Alignment with Haudenosaunee values and the educational mission of the Ganondagan site were key considerations as students focused on three experiences: 4th grade field trips, wayfinding while on site, and resting stations located around the site.
2016 Sponsor: Modko
Design Challenge: Design for modern pets and their owners. Students focused on the challenge of traveling and living with pets in small spaces. Four categories were considered: Jumbo Litter Box, Pet Drinking Fountain, Cat Climbing Tree, and Pet Carriers.
2015 Sponsor: Allegion
Design Challenge: Door entry systems designed for an aging population.
2014 Sponsor: Lazzoni Furniture
Design Challenge: Design a student lounge for CIAS. Teams must create space(s) that consider the possibilities of interacting, relaxation, personal study, waypoint, destination, or a meeting point; in short, multifunction as framed by the Lazzoni brand, "New York Functional Furniture." The lounge design and location(s) will be determined by the individual teams with consideration of