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beMatrix Partners with Bemidji State University to Mentor Technology, Art & Design Students
beMatrix® has partnered with Bemidji State University (BSU) for the fourth year to celebrate the ideas and mentor the talent of design students in the Technology, Art & Design Department. This assignment allows emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their design ability to professionals working in the field. The learning objective of this assignment is for students to apply an existing system as part of their exhibit design training in an exercise with real-world constraints.
This year's winners are:
"We always really look forward to seeing the solutions they come up with," said Robert Laarhoven, President, beMatrix® USA, "in past years the creativity has blown us away. It is gratifying to see how much the BSU Alumni on our team love mentoring and giving back."
- 1st place - Kadie Amiot
- 2nd Place - Hannah Sernett
- 3rd Place - Angela Gereri
Professor Sachel Josefson oversees the project, and BSU Graduates Emma Christen and Kyle Lucken from beMatrix® mentor the competition. Emma spent a day at Bemidji State University giving a design workshop to the students to kick off the project and cover the details of the system in order to make this as realistic as possible to what they can expect after graduation.
The BSU students designed a 30' x 30' pop up retail space for a sporting company that utilizes the b62® Frame System. The exhibit should be a safe and functional space that emphasizes: learning, networking, marketing, sales, entertainment, and aesthetics.
In addition to the valuable experience, the three winners of the competition were announced at ExhibitorLIVE! 2018. Prizes include a trip to ExhibitorLIVE! and Atlanta for beMatrix® Partner Training, as well as paid internship opportunities. Other opportunities include standing in BSU's exhibit to show their portfolio, putting “beMatrix® Design Challenge winner” on his or her resume, and being recognized in the beMatrix® monthly newsletter and on social media.
Join the ’25 years of frame’ celebration at:
Or stay tuned for more ’25 years of frame’- activities later in 2018 via www.beMatrix.us
- EMS – May 14-16 – San Francisco, CA – booth #407/409
- InfoComm – June 6 – 8 - Las Vegas, NV
- beAcademy – June 21-22 – Norcross, GA
About beMatrix® USA
The 360° Exhibit System
beMatrix®, headquartered in Roeselare, Belgium, with production facilities in Roeselare, Norcross, GA (USA) and Hangzhou, China and sales and distribution offices in 61 countries, manufactures a Tooless™, reusable frame system for the exhibit builder, general contractor and event producer industries. The same aluminum frame accepts both hard panel and fabric infi¬lls. Combining it's new 360° Design initiative and Tooless™ approach, The System is recognized for its quick and easy construction of walls, ceilings and doors. Used worldwide for exhibits, events, pop-up venues and displays, The System is complete with straight and curved frames, doors, counters, lighting and wall mounting accessories. The System is considered environmentally sustainable, providing endless reusability as the same aluminum frames are continuously recon¬figured and redesigned into new structures. The beMatrix® factories support complete sustainability by recycling 100% of all waste created during the fabrication process. beMatrix® and b62® are registered trademarks of beMatrix® USA. To learn more about beMatrix, please visit www.beMatrix.com.
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