Iowa State University design students gain valuable field experience through Cubic Visual Systems
Iowa State University Design Instructor Amy Mikovec understands how important it is to give her students real-world design experience. For the second time in two years Mikovec and her ISU design students have traveled from Ames, Iowa to Burnsville, Minnesota to gain some necessary field experience. Her class traveled to Cubic Visual Systems’ Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 as part of a curriculum-required field experience protocol stipulated by ISU’s academic requirements. “It is extremely important that the kids get out and see and feel how a real design firm works,” Mikovec explained. “I saw the expressions on these kids’ faces when they walked through Cubic Visual Systems’ showroom floor. They were simply in awe.”
Scott Parizek, a Lead Industrial Engineer with Cubic Visual Systems, feels it is crucial to give back to the design community as both a former design student himself and a father of college-age children. “There is something very satisfying about helping the next generation of designers get their feet wet and experience the real world for a while,” Parizek said. “I think we opened some eyes today and that was a very good thing.”
The event included a tour of Cubic Visual System’s showroom floor and a brief presentation and Q & A with Parizek and his staff.