Wilkes University


Wilkes University Student Work Accepted Into Influential Educational Exhibition

A recent Wilkes University graduate will have his work displayed at one of the world’s largest conferences for computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Israel Rodriguez ’17 of Centreville, Va., will have his work screened as part of the 6th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2017, July 30 to Aug. 3 in Los Angeles, Calif.

His project, The 13, is a motion graphic video based on a collection of stories he created. The video shows imagery associated with 13 different characters. Eric Ruggiero, Wilkes University associate professor and chair of the department of integrative media, art, and design, submitted the work. Rodriguez worked on the project as a student in a senior-level course.

The annual SIGGRAPH conference attracts more than 15,000 international attendees. Rodriguez’s video will be displayed at the educational committee booth in the exhibit hall. The conference includes research and educational sessions, demonstrations, screenings and hands-on interactive opportunities.

The department of integrative media, art and design prepares students for a career in creative fields such as graphic design, digital marketing or video production, all while learning how to solve problems in a deadline-oriented, high-end studio environment.

For more information about the digital design and media art major, visit www.wilkes.edu