Three UNC Design & Technology Students, Naomi Gold, Tim Mack, and Patrick Hinchliffe, recently entered a contest put on by the lighting company High End Systems.  With help from faculty member Ryan Andrus, they programmed a virtual design using the company’s proprietary software and control systems and were judged on creativity and use of the company’s equipment, all for a chance to win a trip to a lighting design trade show in Las Vegas.

Although they did not win the trip to Vegas, High End rewarded the students’ work by donating two state-of-the-art LED moving fixtures, complete with road cases, to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance.  This hefty donation was a surprising but well-deserved recognition of the students’ usually behind-the-scenes efforts.

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