Dr. Louise Manfredi receives prestigious industry award for innovation in design education

Congratulations to Dr. Louise Manfredi, assistant professor of industrial and interaction design in the VPA School of Design who received the 2020 Young Educator Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America at its international conference in September. The award recognizes recognizes junior faculty, non-tenured, or tenure-track educators who have made a noteworthy impact on industrial design education within the early years of their academic career.  Dr. Manfredi is assistant professor of Industrial and Interaction Design. She is a close collaborator of the LaunchPad and actively mentors student teams. She also serves as the program lead for the Invent@SU program offered through the College of Engineering and Computer Science and VPA and as a Syracuse University Center of Excellence Faculty Fellow.

This is the first time that a Syracuse faculty member has received this honor. She was nominated by Carmel Nocoletti, Don Carr and VPA Industrial and Interaction Design students.