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Northwestern Undergraduates Named Finalists in Big Ten Student Design Challenge

Modified Date: 14 Dec 2018

Effective Date: 14 Dec 2018

It was recently announced that three Northwestern undergraduate students from the McCormick School of Engineering—Danqing Gao (‘20), Vivien Ng (‘19), and Victoria Wu (‘20)—collectively known as the Baya Weavers—will advance to the final round of judging in the Big Ten Student Design Challenge.

The Baya Weavers were among a total of seven Northwestern student teams who submitted their proposals to the inaugural offering of the competition which was announced in October. If chosen, their design, dubbed “The Nest,” could remake Project Room A in the University Library (1S) as early as next year. 

In January, representatives from the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Herman Miller office furniture manufacturing company will announce the winner whose proposal will be funded and built, as well as receive a $2,000 cash prize and the opportunity to fine-tune their proposal with industry experts at the Herman Miller headquarters in Zeeland, MI.

Congratulations to the Baya Weavers team – Northwestern is rooting for you!

Read more about their design vision on the Northwestern Digital Learning website

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