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Stephanie Sickler Receives “Best Presentation Award” at IDEC Fall Symposium

Published January 29, 2021

The Department of Interior Architecture and Design is proud to recognize Professor Stephanie Sickler’s “Best Presentation Award” which she received on October 2nd 2020 at the Interior Design Educators Council Virtual Fall Symposium for her presentation Sight Unseen: Navigating the Admittance of New Student’s into a Limited Enrollment Program. Sickler’s presentation examined the natural challenges that accompany distance learning and specifically for courses that limit enrollment for students that are entering the program through portfolio review, practicum, and jury. Notes Sickler of her presentation, “the first-year experience that we have curated here at FSU, after recent overhaul, was the study’s example and offered insight into the process as well as examples of success and challenges.”

Professor Stephanie Sickler is currently an Assistant Professor and the Department’s Foundations Coordinator. Sickler received her MFA in Interior Design from Florida State University and her graduate research focused on generational studies and interior design pedagogy. Prior to returning to Florida State, Sickler taught at the University of Alabama where she revitalized the foundation courses in the interior design curriculum.  She currently serves on the IDEC Board of Directors as the Director of Service, and has recently been reelected for her second term. She teaches undergraduate interior design courses in design foundations, materials, and visual merchandising and recently authored the Soft Goods Guidebook for Interiors, published by Fairchild Books. Sickler’s research interests include student engagement through service experiences, sustainable design education, and studies in community housing.

Master of Fine Arts student, Caroline Mozo, was also recognized at this conference for her presentation Shaping Human Wellness: Family Care Clinic Design in the Creative Scholarship Division. Master of Fine Arts student Sarah Rifqi also presented a poster entitled The Potential of Interior Furnishings on Sense of Dignity for Residents of Domestic Violence Shelters at this virtual symposium.

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