JWU College of Engineering & Design

Graphic Design Students Rock JWU Equinox Concert Promotion

Do graphic design students at JWU have fun? Just ask Shawn Updike ’20, Timothy Nugent ’21, Erin Young ’20 and Nathan Spinetti ’20, also known as the Forward Design team, who for the last few weeks have been designing the graphics to help promote the JWU Equinox: Blend the Sounds concert.

Topics: Graphic Design Providence

JWU’s Edzer Roukema Competes at Pixels of Fury NYC 2019

When you’re a graphic designer working in New York City, anything can happen. Just last week Edzer Roukema ’15 faced-off against 5 other designers at the annual Pixels of Fury competition. During the live event, 6 contestants sat at their computers for only 20 minutes as hundreds of their adoring fans cheered them on while they worked furiously to beat the clock. Their challenge? Creating the biggest villain Hollywood has ever seen.

Topics: Graphic Design Providence

Engineering Design and Occupational Therapy Students Find Common Ground Over Coffee

The connection between engineering design and occupational therapy might not seem obvious at first, but add a little coffee into the mix and things start to make sense. At least that’s what JWU faculty Amy Wagenfeld, Walter Zesk and Jonathan Harris were hoping for when they decided to have their classes meet over coffee for a unique collaboration focusing both on design and accessibility.

Topics: Providence Engineering + Design Occupational Therapy Interdisciplinary

The ‘Stranger Things’ and JWU Connection: Edzer Roukema '15

Some ad campaigns on social media take off with such force and speed that it’s easy for some to miss the details behind the scenes. That’s where you’ll find Edzer Roukema ’15 — a Graphic Design alum currently working as a digital designer at Ralph and Co., where he’s been the mastermind behind such popular projects as Netflix’s “Stranger Things” 80s movie theme poster campaign.

With the release of “Stranger Things 3” set for later this week, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to reconnect with Roukema to get a sense about what it’s like to work on such an iconic and fun project.

Topics: Providence Engineering + Design Stranger Things

JWU Seniors Show Off Design Work at REVEAL 2019


Step inside the gallery space of JWU’s College of Engineering & Design from now until September for a unique look into the vibrant world of student designers as part of this year’s REVEAL Senior Showcase. Draped over the 10 standing walls, and all along the first-floor hallways, you’ll find carefully selected pieces showcasing designs representing anything from logo and package design work for apparel and shoes, to wayfinding signage and infographics, to personal branding and more.

Topics: Providence Engineering + Design

Competition Ready: 5 Questions with Manuel Rosado and Edgar Falcón

The JWU VEX Robotics Club, JWU1, is headed to the 2019 VEX Robotics Worlds Championship competition taking place in Kentucky later this month. Here club president Manuel Rosado ’19 Robotics Engineering and vice president Edgar Falcón ’19 Robotics Engineering tell us how the team has been preparing for the competition. As graduating seniors, they also reflect on their experiences and their hopes for the club in the future. The 2019 VEX Robotics Worlds Championship will take place from April 24-27. Follow the JWU Vex Robotics Club on Facebook and Instagram to see what happens next.

Topics: Providence Robotics Engineering

JWU Chartered and Inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

Johnson & Wales University recently became the second university in Rhode Island to be chartered as a beta chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE). In all, 34 students and alumni, as well as two faculty members, from the College of Engineering & Design were inducted as members of the international computer science honor society.

Topics: Providence Engineering + Design UPE

Best of Student Design and Engineering Work on Exhibit

JWU’s College of Engineering & Design hosted its 10th Annual EXHIBIT Student Design & Engineering Conference opening this past week to showcase the amazing work coming out of the college.

Topics: Providence Engineering + Design

JWU Students Collaborate to Design a Better Restaurant Experience

What makes a good restaurant? Is it the food? The atmosphere? Whatever it is, customers want to find an experience that speaks to them — a place that keeps them coming back for more. With this in mind, six student groups representing engineering design, graphic design and culinary arts collaborated for 11 weeks to conceptualize and design restaurants to meet that challenge. They also set out to impress five potential investors, competing for the top two spots to launch their business ventures.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Engineering + Design

JWU Hacks: Students Focus on Winning MLH Hackathons

A group of students at JWU’s College of Engineering & Design are extra busy this year. They’re working on earning points to make JWU the university with the highest participation in Major League Hacking (MLH) events this year.

They’re making their mark. Since February, they’ve been to nine hackathons, picking up awards along the way and gaining tons of experience.

Topics: Providence Engineering + Design MLH Hackathons