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Students Showcase Designs at Tishman Construction Earth Day Fair

Industrial Design students Sara Jane Rin and Samantha Tartaro presented their sustainable playground and playground equipment for Thailand

Students in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design and School of Art + Design were invited by Tishman Construction in New York City to showcase their projects today at an Earth Day Educational Fair from 11 a .m.-4 p.m. at 7 World Trade Center Plaza.  NJIT students and professors are participating with Rutgers University in the upcoming 2011 Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the Department of Energy. The NJIT group will show plans and more for the home it has designed. Two of three boards were from Architecture. In addition, two industrial design students (Sara Jane Rin and Samantha Tartaro) had a presentation of their sustainable playground and playground equipment for Thailand. They designed a playground using local materials: bamboo, rope, and old tires. The designs were created in the studio of Ran Lerner in Fall 2010.