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K-State Today Student Edition

March 10, 2014



APDesign students reach finals in K-State Launch Business Idea Competition

By Thom Jackson

Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design again have risen to the challenge of the K-State Launch Business Idea Competition. This year, 10 APDesign students registered for the competition and four students, representing two teams, made it into the finals.

The finals will be Tuesday, March 11, in the K-State Alumni Center. The second round of the finals for those teams that advance past the first round is open to the public and will begin at 2:30 p.m.

The APDesign students that reached the finals are Jake Hofeling, master's student in architecture, and Landon Hubbard, master's student in architecture, with their project "The Makers Lounge"; and Zach Manuel, third-year student in interior architecture & product design, and Grace Twedt, third-year student in interior architecture & product design, presenting "Tot Bot."

"Our students exemplify innovation in each of the projects they undertake, and recognition of the advancement of this innovation is exciting," said Kathy Ankerson, professor and head of the interior architecture & product design department. "We are fortunate to have this competition and to learn from the wealth of information and experience of successful entrepreneurs."