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Ames Laboratory Graphics Department Shines at Case District Competition

For release: Feb. 10, 2009

Steve Karsjen , Public Affairs, 515-294-5643


AMES, Iowa—Ames Laboratory Graphic Designer Grant Luhmann won two awards in the 2009 CASE District VI awards competition. The awards were announced at the District VI Conference held in Kansas City, MO, Jan. 25-27, 2009.

CASE stands for Council for Advancement and Support of Education, which is an international association of professionals devoted to advancing educational institutions. CASE District VI encompasses eight Midwestern states, including Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Approximately 1,000 entries were received for the 2009 CASE competition.

The first award received by Luhmann was a Gold award for Excellence in Graphic Design for Newsletter/Tabloid for the design of the Fall 2007 issue of VR Tech magazine for the Virtual Reality Applications Center at Iowa State University. Luhmann's second Gold award was for Excellence in Graphic Design in the Single Logo category for design of the logo for the 2009 Emerging Technologies Conference at Iowa State University. Both awards resulted from work performed by Luhmann as part of his employment as designer for the Institute for Physical Research and Technology, which works closely with the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State.

"Grant's design elevates any publication or project it touches," said Steve Karsjen, director of Public Affairs and Graphics at the Ames Laboratory. "These awards are a testament to his creativity and commitment to high-quality design."

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory operated for the DOE by Iowa State University. The Lab conducts research into various areas of national concern, including the synthesis and study of new materials, energy resources, high-speed computer design, and environmental cleanup and restoration.